Bay Beach

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The Cape Paterson Bay Beach is a crenulated, sheltered beach tucked in behind extensive rock platforms, reefs and a headland. The 400 m long, curving beach faces south west and is located adjacent to the centre of Cape Paterson township with a foreshore camping reserve and degraded foredune backing the... Read more

The Cape Paterson Bay Beach is a crenulated, sheltered beach tucked in behind extensive rock platforms, reefs and a headland. The 400 m long, curving beach faces south west and is located adjacent to the centre of Cape Paterson township with a foreshore camping reserve and degraded foredune backing the beach. A boat ramp and car park are located at the western end.The Wonthaggi Life Saving Club, founded in 1938, is in the centre of the beach and is backed by a grassed playground and picnic area with parking and public amenities. This popular beach is ideal for families, anglers and divers alike, and includes a manmade rock pool on the beach.Waves average about 0.5 m and the beach is narrow and steep at high tide. Most of the rocks are covered by water, however at low tide more rocks than sand occupy the low tide area.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach with usually low waves. Just watch the rocks and reefs.

Surfing

Usually none at the beach through there are some reefs offshore.

Fishing

Used for boat launching for Cape Paterson, in addition to numerous usually lower energy rock platforms to fish from.

General

Cape Paterson's most popular protected beach located at the foot of the caravan and camping area.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Wonthaggi LSC

Mon
22/11
Tue
23/11
Wed
24/11
Thu
25/11
Fri
26/11
Sat
27/11
Sun
28/11

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13:30 - 17:00

10:30 - 16:30

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
14°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Picnic
Drinking water
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Boat ramp
Saturday, 27 Nov 11:27

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.


Cape Paterson, VIC 3995
Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic154
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Beach nearing capacity
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