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.

Read less

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 22 Oct 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:15 am

Day 17°    Night 12°
11.8°C
A few showers

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
0.80m
11 am
0.25m
5 pm
0.77m
11 pm
0.12m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 20°    Night 12°
Possible light shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots at night. Afternoon coastal seabreezes to 15 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes to 15 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a light shower.

Tide

6 am
0.82m
6 pm
0.79m
12 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 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.

;