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 SLSC

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Caravan park
  • Power supply
  • 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

Wednesday 15, Aug 10:59 pm

Day 15°    Night 10°
12.6°C
A few showers. Windy

Water Temperature  13°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
2.89m
9 am
0.27m
3 pm
3.06m
9 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 13°    Night 7°
A few showers. Wind easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

4 am
2.94m
10 am
0.35m
4 pm
3.04m
10 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 16th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 18th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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