Elizabeth Cove - Beach in Ventnor Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Elizabeth Cove VIC

East of Grossard Point the coast trends east-north-east, fronting the holiday settlement of Ventnor. The beaches are highly crenulate, owing to the predominance of low bluffs and extensive reef flats. Both beaches receive low waves and are relatively narrow and steep, with no bar or surf. Rather,... Read more

East of Grossard Point the coast trends east-north-east, fronting the holiday settlement of Ventnor. The beaches are highly crenulate, owing to the predominance of low bluffs and extensive reef flats. Both beaches receive low waves and are relatively narrow and steep, with no bar or surf. Rather, reef flats are exposed at low tide. Low dunes back much of both beaches, particularly away from the bluffs. Boat Creek drains across the northern end of Elizabeth Cove, and a few tinnies are stored on the dune behind the beach.There are car parks at both ends of Elizabeth Cove and at the northern end of Ventor Beach.

Swimming

Relatively safe and best at high tide when the rocky reef flats are covered.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

You can fish the reef flats off the beach at high tide, or wander out onto the reef to fish deeper water at low tide.

General

Two long, narrow, crenulate beaches, most suitable for sunbathing and swimming at high tide.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Ventnor, VIC 3922

Length:
1.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic217

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Shade
  • Toilets
  • Picnic
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 11:22 pm

Day 19°    Night 15°
17.1°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly and increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and further increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, then easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 13°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots around midday, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

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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