Point Hawdon is a prominent sandstone headland on the south side of Kennett River. From the point, the coast sweeps south-west for 4 km to the next major headland at Cape Patton. In between, steep, forested slopes with rock platforms at their base, dominate the coast. The... Read more
Point Hawdon is a prominent sandstone headland on the south side of Kennett River. From the point, the coast sweeps south-west for 4 km to the next major headland at Cape Patton. In between, steep, forested slopes with rock platforms at their base, dominate the coast. The Great Ocean Road winds along up to 50 m above the sea. Below the road are six sand beaches. They all face south-east to east and receive waves averaging between 1 and 1.5 m. However, except for the Cape Patton Beach, they are fronted by continuous platforms and reefs, which dominate the surf and currents.The Point Hawdon Beach lies on the south side of the point, with a steep track leading to the beach from the point car park. The beach is fronted by a continuous rock platform, that is exposed at low tide.
All these beaches are unsuitable for safe bathing, apart from in the protected tidal pools at high tide.
There is generally too much rock and not enough reef along this section for rideable surf.
Most of the tracks to these beaches are made by fishers, who fish the extensive rock platforms.
A spectacular section of coast, best left for viewing and rock fishing.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 8/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic360