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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Inverloch SLSC

Mon

19/02

Tue

20/02

Wed

21/02

Thu

22/02

Fri

23/02

Sat

24/02

Sun

25/02

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13:00 - 16:30

10:30 - 16:30

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

Marine Warnings

Thu, 22 Feb 17:05
Road Weather Alert for Melbourne

Thu, 22 Feb 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Thursday 22, Feb 8:02 pm

Day 26°    Night 16°
14.2°C
Possible light rain

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
2.80m
11 am
0.36m
6 pm
2.75m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 23, Feb

Day 30°    Night 17°
Rain easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Tide

6 am
2.76m
12 am
0.68m
7 pm
2.75m
12 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 22, Feb to Thu 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:50 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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