Watcombe Beach (T 1106) lies on the eastern side of Surf Club Point. It is a 450 m long, north-facing beach with a 50 m wide sandy low tide bar, bordered and fringed by extensive rock flats, particularly to the east. A low narrow foredune, then an embankment rising up... Read more
Watcombe Beach (T 1106) lies on the eastern side of Surf Club Point. It is a 450 m long, north-facing beach with a 50 m wide sandy low tide bar, bordered and fringed by extensive rock flats, particularly to the east. A low narrow foredune, then an embankment rising up to the old rail line, back the beach, the line now used as a bike path with the road behind the beach. A Lions Club picnic area is located on the western Surf Club Point.
The Penguin beaches have a relatively low hazard rating under normal low wave conditions. However care must be taken on all beaches when waves exceed 0.5 m as rips develop, particularly at low tide and near the rocks, as well as the hazards posed by the many exposed and submerged rocks and reefs.
None of Penguin’s beaches are known for their surf. However the best breaks will be on the more exposed Preservation Bay Beach when swell is running, with a right-hander forming off the eastern point.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas1106