Smith - Beach in Smiths Beach Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Smith VIC

Smith Beach is a 1 km long, south-west facing beach that fronts the Smith Beach and Beachcomber Estates. Smith Beach Road runs to a large car park on the 20 m bluffs behind the centre of the beach. The beach receives wave averaging 1 m, which combine with... Read more

Smith Beach is a 1 km long, south-west facing beach that fronts the Smith Beach and Beachcomber Estates. Smith Beach Road runs to a large car park on the 20 m bluffs behind the centre of the beach. The beach receives wave averaging 1 m, which combine with the relatively fine sand to form a wide, low gradient beach, with a wide, shallow attached bar. Rips run out against the eastern reef and the western Smith Point.

Swimming

Moderately safe on the inner portion of the bar and clear of the rocks and rips. Stay in the patrolled area between the flags.

Surfing

The shallow bars produce a wide beach break more suitable for learners.

Fishing

The platforms and reefs at each end offer the best spots.

General

This beach offers a usually gentler surf with strong rips, more suited for families and younger surfers.

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Smiths Beach (Vic) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Smiths Beach, VIC 3922

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic199

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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