Coal Point East - Beach in Harmers Haven Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Coal Point East VIC

Between Wreck Bay and Coal Point is 3 km of crenulate, south-west facing, sandy shore, backed by dunes extending up to 500 m inland and fronted by near continuous intertidal rock flats. At high tide, the 1 to 1.5 m high waves break over the submerged reefs and produce... Read more

Between Wreck Bay and Coal Point is 3 km of crenulate, south-west facing, sandy shore, backed by dunes extending up to 500 m inland and fronted by near continuous intertidal rock flats. At high tide, the 1 to 1.5 m high waves break over the submerged reefs and produce a narrow, steep beach. At low tide, the rocks are exposed (and the beaches high and dry). There is road access to the fishing shacks at Harmers Haven, with a short walk over the dune to the beach.

Swimming

Only at high tide, however beware of the rocks, reefs and strong currents in the surf.

Surfing

There are several reef breaks along this section.

Fishing

The beach can be fished at high tide, while at low tide there are numerous gullies in amongst the rock flats.

General

A long beach that changes with the tide, from sandy to rocky.

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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

Harmers Haven, VIC 3995

Length:
0.7km

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

Beach Key:
 vic159

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

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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