Separation Creek - Beach in Separation Creek Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Separation Creek VIC

Separation Creek is both a small creek and a settlementof the same name located on relatively gentle slopes, right on the Great Ocean Road. A 250 m long beach lies on the east side of the road, with forested bluffs and rock platforms bordering each end. The... Read more

Separation Creek is both a small creek and a settlementof the same name located on relatively gentle slopes, right on the Great Ocean Road. A 250 m long beach lies on the east side of the road, with forested bluffs and rock platforms bordering each end. The creek drains across the southern end of the beach. Continuing around the southern rocks is a second 100 m long platform beach wedged in between the base of the road, a very small foredune and the continuous rock platform.The main beach has permanent rips at each end, as well as boulders in the surf in front of the creek mouth.

Swimming

Both beaches are hazardous, with moderately safe bathing only possible at the main beach during low waves, and clear of the rocks, rips and reefs. On the south beach there are some relatively safe tidal pools at low tide.

Surfing

There are beach breaks at the main beach that work best in a low to moderate swell.

Fishing

The rock platforms provide good, if hazardous, access to deeper water, with safer fishing off the beach into the rip gutters at each end.

General

Two accessible beaches right on the road. They are suitable for a picnic or fishing, but are unsuitable for safe bathing.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Separation Creek, VIC 3234

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic349

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 1:21 am

Day 22°    Night 17°
18.6°C
Showers increasing

Water Temperature  14°C


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

5 am
2.42m
11 am
0.88m
5 pm
2.09m
11 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 19°    Night 14°
A few showers

Wind


Wind: Northerly 5 to 10 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon with higher squalls.

Tide

5 am
2.31m
11 am
0.96m
5 pm
2.00m
11 pm
0.66m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 5 knots shifting west to southwesterly around 10 knots in the afternoon, then tending west to northwesterly around 5 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 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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