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Penguin Beach (T 1105) extends for 800 m southeast of 80 m wide Beecraft Point. The point was once the site of the town jetty and has a boat ramp and parking area. Penguin Creek flows out against the point with the crenulate beach extending to the east. It is a steep, narrow high tide beach grading into a mixture of intertidal low tide terrace and rock flats, the rocks dominating the centre. A narrow blufftop reserve backs the beach then the main road and town centre. The Penguin Surf Life Saving Club was located here on the eastern Surf Club Point from 1931 until it moved to the sandier Preservation Bay in 1979.
Beach Length: 0.8km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area
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Boat ramp




SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.