The Blowhole South 1 - Beach in Marengo Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

The Blowhole South 1

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The Blowhole is a narrow gap in the sandstone rock platforms 2.5 km south of Marengo. On the south side of the point are two small, south-west facing beaches backed by grassy slopes. Just beyond the second beach the coast swings to the south-west. A 300 m... Read more

The Blowhole is a narrow gap in the sandstone rock platforms 2.5 km south of Marengo. On the south side of the point are two small, south-west facing beaches backed by grassy slopes. Just beyond the second beach the coast swings to the south-west. A 300 m long strip of sand runs between the slopes and an irregular rock platform, that contains two more open tidal pool areas. These beaches are backed by private property and can only be reached along the rock platforms from Marengo.All three beaches are fronted by rock platforms, with surf averaging 1.5 m outside. Only a narrow gap at the western end of the second beach and two gaps in Beach 389 provide access to the sea.

Swimming

All three beaches are unsuitable for bathing, as they are dominated by the platforms that are exposed at low tide.

Surfing

There is a sand and reef break out off the Blowhole beaches that works in a low to moderate swell.

Fishing

The Blowhole itself and the rock platforms at low tide have several good gullies.

General

This is a scenic section of coast, best suited for a coastal walk or rock fishing.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
12°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
5 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
Winds

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Thursday, 26 Mar 10:12

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.


Marengo, VIC 3233
Length: 0.05km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic387