Weather Forecast
12.70°C
Current Temperature
20.00km/h
Wind speed
13.65°C
Water Temperature
2.06m
Swell
0.64m
Tide
1/11
UV
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.
Beach Length: 3km
General Hazard Rating: 5/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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

Formal parking area
BBQ
Cafe
Toilets Block M/F
Picnic
Bike path
Toilets Block Disabled
Shelters
Mobile Phone Coverage
Change Rooms
Playground
Showers
Camping
Shops
Caravan park
Public phone
Boat ramp
Park
Skate park
Bus

Regulations

Camping Prohibited
No Parking
No Dogs Allowed

Hazards

Winds
Long beach

Weather

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.