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

Saturday 20, Oct 10:54 pm

Day 18°    Night 10°
11.4°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the early morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots by late morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
2.52m
2 am
0.87m
9 pm
2.27m
2 pm
1.21m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct

Day 18°    Night 9°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning and southeasterly about 10 knots by late morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
2.46m
2 am
0.99m
10 pm
2.24m
3 pm
1.25m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Oct to Sat 27, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm
Sun 21st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 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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