Berry

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Berry Beach lies at the end of Berry Beach Road, where there is a car park on the 40 m high bluffs behind the beach, but no other facilities. The beach is 1 km long and faces south-west. It is backed by grassy bluffs, with Redcliff Head and... Read more

Berry Beach lies at the end of Berry Beach Road, where there is a car park on the 40 m high bluffs behind the beach, but no other facilities. The beach is 1 km long and faces south-west. It is backed by grassy bluffs, with Redcliff Head and extensive reefs bordering the eastern end, and Berry Reef and Wild Dog Bluff at the western end. Native Dog Creek also drains out at the western end.The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m and has a wide, low beach fronted by extensive intertidal rocks and reefs at each end. Only the central 200 m provides a sandy surf zone, although it is bordered by strong, permanent rips against the reefs.

Swimming

Only moderately safe close inshore at high tide and toward the sandy centre, and clear of the rips.

Surfing

There is a wide beach break in the centre, with more experienced surfers going out to Wild Dog Bluff, where the reef can be surfed around high tide.

Fishing

There are wide basalt platforms around both headlands, and extensive reefs off the beach.

General

An accessible beach suitable for a picnic, but take care if bathing. More popular with surfers and fishers.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
13°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

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Formal parking area
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Friday, 17 Sep 7:41

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.


Smiths Beach, VIC 3922
Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic205
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