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.
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.
During strong westerly winds and accompanying waves, there is surf over the reefs off the beach.
A popular spot for beach fishing with deep water and reefs off the beach, as well as rocks to either end.
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.Read less
Fri, 17 Aug 05:13
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day and reaching 20 to 30 knots in the west at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots, locally 35 knots, shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the early morning and locally reaching up to 35 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Possible hail.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail.
|Fri 17th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 18th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 19th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 20th||2 (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.