Weather Forecast
10.70°C
Current Temperature
6.00km/h
Wind speed
15.17°C
Water Temperature
0.53m
Swell
0.91m
Tide
2/11
UV
Summerland Bay is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations, as every evening hundreds of tourists are bused out to see the sunset penguin parade. A large car park and tourist facility are located at the western end of the beach. Local parking is also provided on top of Phelans Bluff, which forms the western headland. The beach is 1.2 km long and faces due south. Kennon Head and its platform and reefs form the eastern boundary, while the western end comprises Phelans Bluff, together with its platform, reefs and boulders. A dune field up to 1 km wide backs the beach that, together with backing Swan Lake, is part of Swan Lake Reserve. The reserve is home to both the penguins and a mutton bird rookery. The beach receives waves averaging just over 1 m which, together with the relatively fine beach sand, produces a wide, low gradient beach fronted by a wide, continuous bar. The bar is usually cut by two or three rips toward the central-eastern end.
Beach Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 6/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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Information

Formal parking area
Formal parking area
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Public phone
Kiosk
Shade
Shops
Train
Bus
Passenger ferry

Regulations

Hazards

Topographic rips
High Tide Range
Winds

Weather

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