Shack Bay - Beach in Cape Paterson Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Shack Bay VIC

Shack Bay is named after the fishers shacks that used to occupy the back of this small beach. The 150 m long beach lies in a 200 m wide gully, and is fronted by near continuous rock flats. A small gap in the middle is used to launch... Read more

Shack Bay is named after the fishers shacks that used to occupy the back of this small beach. The 150 m long beach lies in a 200 m wide gully, and is fronted by near continuous rock flats. A small gap in the middle is used to launch fishing boats. The main road runs on the bluffs above the beach, and there is a walking track from the road down to the beach.

Swimming

Bathing is safest at high tide, on the sand and close inshore, when the rocks are covered. At low tide, bare rock and deep holes are exposed.

Surfing

There are two breaks here: an outer break off the western point, and an inner break over the reefs. However, watch the rocks.

Fishing

A popular spot, not only for the shack owners, but for anyone looking for a relatively protected bay to fish off the rocks.

General

A small, readily accessible bay, suitable for a picnic or fishing, but usually unsuitable for swimming or surfing.

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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:
0.15km

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

Beach Key:
 vic149

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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