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

Black Rock Point 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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled 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.

Information

About

Black Rock, VIC 3193

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

Length:
0.12km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP051

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 24, Jan 6:50 pm

Day 26°    Night 15°
24°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon inshore breezes to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

8 am
0.96m
2 am
0.29m
8 pm
0.85m
2 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, Jan

Day 27°    Night 17°
Humid. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Afternoon inshore breezes to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

8 am
0.96m
2 am
0.31m
9 pm
0.83m
3 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Wed 24, Jan to Wed 31, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Sat 27th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 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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