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

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 2:58 pm

Day 20°    Night 11°
15.4°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly during the late evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the east with reduced visibility.

Tide

3 am
2.80m
9 am
0.20m
4 pm
3.16m
10 pm
0.76m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 22°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
2.79m
10 am
0.17m
5 pm
3.12m
10 pm
0.77m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable at 5 to 10 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm
Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 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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