Kilcunda is a small town located where the Bass Highway first reaches the coast. It sits on cleared slopes, with views east along the Kilcunda to Powlett River beaches. There is a caravan park on the bare bluffs between the town and the coast, and three small platform... Read more
Kilcunda is a small town located where the Bass Highway first reaches the coast. It sits on cleared slopes, with views east along the Kilcunda to Powlett River beaches. There is a caravan park on the bare bluffs between the town and the coast, and three small platform beaches located either side of the caravan park. The first two are accessible from the caravan park, while the third, Shelly, has a separate car track leading to it from the Bass Highway.The three beaches all face south-south-west. They are backed by low foredunes and 20 m high grassy bluffs. They consist of narrow, high tide sand beaches, bordered by more prominent bluffs and are fronted by near continuous intertidal rock flats. At low tide, the sand is high and dry and only a few channels in the rocks provide access to the water.
Bathing is only recommended at high tide in calm conditions. When a swell is running, waves break over the rocks and strong rips are generated.
There is a good right hand reef break off Black Head, on the west side of Shelly Beach.
All three beaches offer excellent rock fishing, with fishing off the beach only possible at high tide.
Three small beaches dominated by the surrounding rock, which should be treated with caution if swimming, particularly if there is any surf.Read less
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High Tide Range
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.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic168