Main (surf Beach) - Beach in Inverloch Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Main (surf Beach) VIC

The town of Inverloch is located on the northern side of Anderson Inlet. A low energy, sandy shore runs along the front of the town, with the beach facing south-east into the mouth of the inlet, which is 1 km wide at its mouth opposite Point Norman. Three... Read more

The town of Inverloch is located on the northern side of Anderson Inlet. A low energy, sandy shore runs along the front of the town, with the beach facing south-east into the mouth of the inlet, which is 1 km wide at its mouth opposite Point Norman. Three crenulate beaches lie along the town foreshore, all backed by a foreshore reserve, with car access and numerous facilities, including a new surf lifesaving club on Main Beach.The first Inverloch Beach is located nearly 2 km inside the wide mouth and only receives very low ocean waves or none at all. A boat ramp crosses the narrow, steep beach, with a seawall built behind much of the beach. The second beach runs west of Point Hughes and is also steep, narrow and backed by seawalls along much of its length. Both these beaches face the deep tidal channel with a strong tidal current running in close to the beaches. Main Beach is a wider beach that terminates at sandy Point Norman; on the western side of the inlet mouth. It is narrow but fronted by extensive intertidal sand flats and shoals, including some areas of rock flats.

Swimming

These three beaches usually have calm water conditions; however beware of the deep tidal channel, particularly off the inner two beaches, and the strong tidal flows in the channel.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Very popular for fishing off the beaches into the tidal channel.

General

Three quiet beaches backed by a shady foreshore reserve. They are popular for family picnics and for fishing, however all are fronted by deep tidal channels with strong currents.

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Inverloch (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Inverloch, VIC 3996

Length:
1.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic144

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Inlet
    Inlet
  • Long beach
    Long beach

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Shade
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Power supply
  • Caravan park
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Boat ramp

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • Dogs Allowed off Leash
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 7:16 pm

Day 26°    Night 18°
15.7°C
Rain at times. Possible storm

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Squalls to 45 knots possible with thunderstorms.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

10 am
2.49m
3 am
1.12m
10 pm
2.37m
4 pm
1.02m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 18°    Night 12°
Showers at times

Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Tide

11 am
2.45m
4 am
1.21m
5 pm
0.92m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 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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