Orford Beach - Beach in Orford Glamorgan Spring Bay TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Orford Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Orford Beach lies on the south side of the Prosser River mouth. It curves round to the south than southeast for a total of 1.8 km and is separated into three sections (T 263-275) by small rock outcrops. The entire beach is backed by Millingtons Beach Coastal Reserve, which includes... Read more

Orford Beach lies on the south side of the Prosser River mouth. It curves round to the south than southeast for a total of 1.8 km and is separated into three sections (T 263-275) by small rock outcrops. The entire beach is backed by Millingtons Beach Coastal Reserve, which includes the 500 m long inlet beach (Millingtons Beach), on the western side of the Orford Beach sand spit. The main beach T 263 extends from the dynamic river mouth spit for 1.2 km to the south to a low rock outcrop adjacent to the mouth of Orford Rivulet. This beach receives low swell and wind waves and usually has a narrow low tide terrace and low gradient high tide beach. It is backed by a partially vegetated reserve, then houses.

Swimming

The six Prosser Bay beaches are all relatively safe for swimming with usually calm to low wave conditions and shallow bars. Care must be taken near the river mouth, as there are deep tidal channels and strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Usually none. However when there is a big outside swell there are good lefts at the Orford (Prosser) River Mouth, and a right-hander at Shelly (Luther) Point.

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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
15°C
Water
12°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

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Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Other facilities
Friday, 20 Sep 7:04

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.


Orford, TAS 7190
Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0263