Apollo Bay - Beach in Apollo Bay Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Apollo Bay VIC

Apollo Bay is the southernmost town on the Great Ocean Road. It is fronted by a 3 km long, east facing, relatively safe beach, which is very popular during the summer holidays. The beach is protected by its orientation, Point Bunbury and the Apollo Bay Boat Harbour seawalls.... Read more

Apollo Bay is the southernmost town on the Great Ocean Road. It is fronted by a 3 km long, east facing, relatively safe beach, which is very popular during the summer holidays. The beach is protected by its orientation, Point Bunbury and the Apollo Bay Boat Harbour seawalls. As a result of this protection, the southern end of the beach has built out tens of metres along the northern harbour wall. Shoaling of the harbour has been a continual problem since it was constructed in the 1950s, with dredging often taking place.The beach receives waves averaging 1 m at the southern end, which slowly increase in height up the beach. The southern end is safest, with a usually continuous, attached, shallow bar and few rips. Rip size and intensity increase up the beach. The Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1952 and averages 8 rescues annually.

Swimming

Relatively safe along the southern end and in front of the surf lifesaving club, so it's best to stay here and between the flags. Be careful of higher waves and rips further up the beach.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks of variable quality. Westerly winds blow offshore. During big swell a small right hander runs down the western Harbour Wall.

Fishing

Best beach fishing is up the beach where the rips are more persistent.

General

An attractive town and beach, offering relative safe bathing and a beach sheltered from the westerlies.

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Apollo Bay SLSC

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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13:30 - 16:30

10:00 - 16:00

Apollo Bay (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Length:
3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic378

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Skate park
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Parking
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 1:32 am

Day 18°    Night 11°
15.3°C
Cloud clearing

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
2.11m
8 am
0.88m
2 pm
1.57m
8 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 9°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, locally 20 knots about the coast during the afternoon. Winds turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

3 am
2.08m
9 am
0.81m
2 pm
1.55m
8 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to northwesterly in the west during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 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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