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

Ycw VIC

YCW is the acronym of the Young Catholic Workers Camp, which lies on the grassy bluffs immediately behind the beach. A road leads to the camp and a car park on the eastern Smith Point. The beach faces south-east, with basalt headlands and rock platforms at each end,... Read more

YCW is the acronym of the Young Catholic Workers Camp, which lies on the grassy bluffs immediately behind the beach. A road leads to the camp and a car park on the eastern Smith Point. The beach faces south-east, with basalt headlands and rock platforms at each end, and a 400 m long sand beach in between them. The beach receives waves averaging 1 m and usually has a beach that is awash at high tide. The waves then break over a narrow cobble beach between the sand and the backing 10 to 30 m high bluffs. In contrast, at low tide the beach is wide, low and shallow, with rips running out against each head.

Swimming

Moderately safe on the inner portion of the bar and away from the side rips.

Surfing

Usually a wide beach break that is most suitable for younger and less experienced surfers. There is a left off the eastern point.

Fishing

Best off the rock platforms at each end, as both front deeper rip channels.

General

Similar to Smith Beach, however not as popular, possibly due to the longer and steeper walk from the car park to the beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Smiths Beach, VIC 3922

Length:
0.4km

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

Beach Key:
 vic200

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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