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

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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-

-

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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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:51 pm

Day 15°    Night 8°
13.6°C
Showers

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening with possible hail.

Tide

5 am
1.85m
11 am
0.51m
6 pm
1.81m
11 pm
0.89m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 17°    Night 9°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at first in the far east, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres abating to 1 metre at night.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
1.74m
7 pm
1.72m
12 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 5:20 pm
Mon 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 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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