Beach 374 - Beach in Petticoat Creek Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Beach 374

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Beach 374 is a 500 m long, open sand beach that faces south-east and is backed by the Great Ocean Road. A small creek crosses the middle of the beach, where it has deposited a bed of cobbles. It is bordered by two headlands, the northern one being... Read more

Beach 374 is a 500 m long, open sand beach that faces south-east and is backed by the Great Ocean Road. A small creek crosses the middle of the beach, where it has deposited a bed of cobbles. It is bordered by two headlands, the northern one being more a collection of boulders, while there is a wide rock platform off the southern end. There are also reefs off the beach. Waves average 1.5 m and maintain a strong permanent rip against the northern end and a second rip down the beach.

Swimming

Deep troughs, reefs and strong rips dominate the surf, so stay close inshore, and preferably toward the southern end.

Surfing

There are breaks over the reefs at high tide.

Fishing

Both the beach and southern rock platform both give good access to deeper rip holes and gutters.

General

This is the first open predominantly sand beach since Kennett River, however reefs still dominate the surf.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
15°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Winds
Winds

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Formal parking area
Toilets
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Friday, 20 Nov 3:36

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.


Petticoat Creek, VIC 3233
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic374
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