Hutchinson

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Hutchinson and Thorny Beaches are two similar beaches, separated by 50 m high Helens Head and backed by private farmland, with no public access. Both beaches are backed by steep, grassy bluffs, with prominent grassy headlands and basalt rock platforms at each end. Thorny Beach faces south and is... Read more

Hutchinson and Thorny Beaches are two similar beaches, separated by 50 m high Helens Head and backed by private farmland, with no public access. Both beaches are backed by steep, grassy bluffs, with prominent grassy headlands and basalt rock platforms at each end. Thorny Beach faces south and is protected by the platforms off the western Watts Point, with waves averaging 1 m. Hutchinson Beach faces south-west and receives slightly higher waves, averaging 1 to 1.5 m.Both beaches have a wide, low gradient beach fronted by a wide, shallow, attached bar. On Hutchinson Beach the bar is bordered by two strong, permanent rips against each end, while on Thorny Beach the rips are present, but not as intense.

Swimming

These are two little used beaches, dominated by rips. If bathing, stay on the inner portion of the bar and clear of the rocks and rips.

Surfing

Both have wide beach breaks.

Fishing

Wide rock platforms border each beach, with permanent rip channels along the rocks.

General

Two difficult to access beaches.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

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Topographic rips
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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: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic206
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