Black Rock - Beach in Black Rock Bayside VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Black Rock VIC

Black Rock Beach is a relatively narrow beach lying below 20 m high, vegetated bluffs. Beach Road runs along the top of the bluffs and the Black Rock Life Saving Club, founded in 1913, sits on top of the bluffs, with a good view of the beach. A... Read more

Black Rock Beach is a relatively narrow beach lying below 20 m high, vegetated bluffs. Beach Road runs along the top of the bluffs and the Black Rock Life Saving Club, founded in 1913, sits on top of the bluffs, with a good view of the beach. A car park and a picnic area are located on the bluffs just south of the club house.The main beach is 750 m long and is composed of medium to coarse sand, which produces a steep beach face and usually no bar. As a result, deep water lies immediately off the beach. The beach narrows to the south, where the bluffs were stabilised in the 1930s with the construction of a seawall and walkway. The eroding bluffs left sandstone reefs off the beach, on which higher waves break, particularly at low tide. The beach faces south-west and is exposed to seasonal shifts in the wave climate. Summer southerlies tend to move the sand up the beach, while winter westerlies shift it back to the south. To the north, reefs increase toward Black Rock Point, with a bluff separating the main beach from the smaller, reef dominated Point Beach.

Swimming

An exposed beach, with a steep beach face and deep water off the beach. This makes it good for swimming, but a hazard for young children and non-swimmers. Also watch the patchy reefs off the beach, and longshore currents if waves are breaking. The Point Beach is only suitable at high tide, as the reefs are exposed at low tide.

Surfing

During strong westerly winds and accompanying waves, there is surf over the reefs off the beach.

Fishing

A popular spot for beach fishing with deep water and reefs off the beach, as well as rocks to either end.

General

A popular summer beach next to the main Beach Road, but shielded by the vegetated bluff, with the protection of the lifesaving club and shops across the road in Black Rock.

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Black Rock LSC

Information

About

Black Rock, VIC 3193

Includes beaches:
Black Rock Point, Half Moon Bay, Sandringham, Hampton, Brighton, Holloway, Dendy Street, Middle Brighton, Middle Brighton Baths

Length:
0.75km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP050

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Reefs
    Reefs
  • Rocks
    Rocks

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Shops
  • Picnic
  • Bike path
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms

Weather

Wednesday 28, Jun 5:16 am

Day 13°    Night 6°
8.8°C
Possible late shower

Water Temperature  13°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Inshore winds easing to 5 to 10 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

5 am
0.88m
11 am
0.22m
6 pm
1.02m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 29, Jun

Day 13°    Night 7°
Showers increasing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and shifting southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night. Possible small hail in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.90m
12 am
0.51m
7 pm
1.04m
12 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 28, Jun to Wed 05, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southeast to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with small hail in the morning.

Tide


UV

Wed 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 1st 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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