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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 22 Oct 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:18 am

Day 17°    Night 11°
11.9°C
A few showers

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
2.96m
9 am
0.80m
3 pm
2.71m
9 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 18°    Night 10°
Possible light shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots at night. Afternoon coastal seabreezes to 15 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes to 15 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a light shower.

Tide

4 am
3.03m
10 am
0.77m
4 pm
2.72m
10 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 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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