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

Saturday 19, Aug 9:38 am

Day 12°    Night 6°
11.5°C
Possible shower

Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
2.72m
2 am
0.27m
9 pm
2.58m
3 pm
1.01m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 1:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 13°    Night 6°
Possible morning shower

Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
2.72m
3 am
0.34m
10 pm
2.55m
4 pm
1.05m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 22nd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 1:20 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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