Shelly Beach (1)
Shelly Beach lies to the lee of Luther Point and occupies the southern corner of the bay. It is 900 m long, faces north, curves to both ends and consists of two parts (T 266 and 267). Waves are usually less than 0.5 m and calms are common resulting in... Read more
Shelly Beach lies to the lee of Luther Point and occupies the southern corner of the bay. It is 900 m long, faces north, curves to both ends and consists of two parts (T 266 and 267). Waves are usually less than 0.5 m and calms are common resulting in a narrow sandy beach occasionally broken by rocks and reefs. The western half (beach T 266) is a curving north-facing 400 m long narrow strip of high tide sand fronted by intertidal sand flats with seagrass 50 m offshore. A small rock-tied sandy foreland separates it from the eastern beach T 267, which curves to the east for another 300 m with seagrass growing almost to the shore. Beachfront houses back both beaches, with beach access via side streets and a public jetty in the centre of the eastern beach. The low rocky Luther Point borders it to the east. Boats, small jetties and boat sheds line the eastern end of the beach with boats moored between the beach and point.
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.
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.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: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0266