Point Hughes - Beach in Inverloch Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Hughes 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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Information

About

Inverloch, VIC 3996

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic143

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Thursday 14, Dec 7:04 pm

Day 23°    Night 17°
18.6°C
Clear

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

9 am
2.62m
3 am
0.98m
10 pm
2.54m
3 pm
0.67m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 23°    Night 12°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Afternoon coastal seabreezes around 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: breezes around 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
2.50m
4 am
1.13m
11 pm
2.56m
4 pm
0.70m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 15th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 16th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 17th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 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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