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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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Black Rock LSC

Mon

11/12

Tue

12/12

Wed

13/12

Thu

14/12

Fri

15/12

Sat

16/12

Sun

17/12

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12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 17:30

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

Thursday 14, Dec 7:05 pm

Day 25°    Night 20°
20.1°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

11 am
0.88m
5 am
0.43m
6 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 26°    Night 13°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Afternoon coastal seabreezes around 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: breezes around 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.78m
6 am
0.46m
12 pm
0.84m
7 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 15th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 16th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 17th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 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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