Wreck Bay - Beach in Harmers Haven Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Wreck Bay 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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Information

About

Harmers Haven, VIC 3995

Length:
2.4km

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

Beach Key:
 vic158

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

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 5:02 am

Day 20°    Night 15°
30°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly and increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and further increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, then easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

3 am
3.04m
9 am
0.90m
3 pm
2.57m
9 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 23°    Night 11°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots around midday, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

4 am
3.03m
10 am
0.86m
4 pm
2.57m
10 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm

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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