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

Friday 20, Apr 2:43 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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