The Caves 1 - Beach in Inverloch Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

The Caves 1 VIC

South of Petrel Rock, 20 to 40 m high sandstone bluffs and cliffs form the coastline, with extensive intertidal rock flats at their base. Along the base of the cliff, sand has collected to form a usually 20 to 30 m wide platform beach. This beach is awash... Read more

South of Petrel Rock, 20 to 40 m high sandstone bluffs and cliffs form the coastline, with extensive intertidal rock flats at their base. Along the base of the cliff, sand has collected to form a usually 20 to 30 m wide platform beach. This beach is awash only at high tide and is fronted by exposed rock flats at low tide. The Cape Paterson Road runs along the top of the bluffs, however beach access is restricted by the steep, high bluffs. Both beaches are 500 m long and face south-east, receiving waves averaging 1 to 1.5 m. These break over the extensive reefs at high tide, or on the edge of the rocks at low tide.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on the first beach and even then, care must be taken owing to the dominant reefs and rocks. The reefs are more discontinuous along the second beach and strong rips occupy the deeper water.

Surfing

Usually none at the beach, however there is a reef break off the beach called Suicide, which breaks both left and right.

Fishing

Like the bathing, this can only be achieved at high tide, unless you walk out on the rock flats to find deep water.

General

Two long, narrow, rock fronted beaches.

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Information

About

Inverloch, VIC 3996

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic146

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 20, Feb 2:52 pm

Day 26°    Night 14°
14.2°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

4 am
2.86m
10 am
0.57m
5 pm
2.72m
10 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Feb

Day 28°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
2.84m
11 am
0.46m
5 pm
2.75m
11 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

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


Weather

Tue 20, Feb to Tue 27, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times over southeastern waters.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) 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

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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