Cowrie Bay - Beach in Summerlands Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Cowrie Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Cowrie Bay is a west facing, rocky bay lying 1 km north of Point Grant. Ventnor Road, that runs to Point Grant, goes past the southern corner of the bay, where there is a small car park on the grassy bluffs overlooking the bay. The bay is backed... Read more

Cowrie Bay is a west facing, rocky bay lying 1 km north of Point Grant. Ventnor Road, that runs to Point Grant, goes past the southern corner of the bay, where there is a small car park on the grassy bluffs overlooking the bay. The bay is backed by low dunes and the bluffs. It is bordered by basalt platforms and reefs, which at low tide almost fill the bay. A steep, narrow, 400 m long sandy beach backs the rocks. Waves average 1 m at the beach at high tide, however at low tide, they break over the rocks and reefs seaward of the beach.

Swimming

Only suitable at high tide, or in the rock pools at low tide.

Surfing

The southern point has a good left hand break known as Cowries.

Fishing

There are extensive basalt platforms to fish from. The bay is usually more sheltered than the south coast beaches.

General

An open bay exposed to the westerlies, primarily used by surfers and fishers.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
10°C
Water
13°C
UV Rating
2 / 11

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Tuesday, 14 Jul 6:47

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.


Summerlands, VIC 3922
Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic210