Eagles Nest - Beach in Cape Paterson Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Eagles Nest VIC

Eagles Nest is a sandstone sea stack that sits on a wide rock platform and is awash at high tide. On the eastern side of the Nest is a 250 m long platform beach lying at the base of 40 m high, vegetated bluffs. It is fronted by... Read more

Eagles Nest is a sandstone sea stack that sits on a wide rock platform and is awash at high tide. On the eastern side of the Nest is a 250 m long platform beach lying at the base of 40 m high, vegetated bluffs. It is fronted by continuous, low tide rock flats and several rock reefs. The Nest and reefs reduce waves at the beach to about 1 m and produce a narrow, steep beach. The surf is dominated by the rocks and reefs.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide when the rocks are covered, even then be very careful as rip currents sweep over the rocks and reefs.

Surfing

On the east side of the point a good right hander breaks over the reef in big swells.

Fishing

The rocks around the Nest are the most popular spot, however use caution as large waves can wash over the rocks.

General

The Eagle Nest is a popular photo stop. The beach can be reached from the road side car park, however be very careful if swimming at the beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Cape Paterson, VIC 3995

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic148

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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.

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