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

Skenes Creek

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Skenes Creek is the first ocean beach free of platforms and reefs since Lorne. The Great Ocean Road runs along the back of the beach and there are car parks to either side of the small bridge. A camping area is located behind the northern end of the... Read more

Skenes Creek is the first ocean beach free of platforms and reefs since Lorne. The Great Ocean Road runs along the back of the beach and there are car parks to either side of the small bridge. A camping area is located behind the northern end of the beach. The creek flows through a small, narrow lagoon and crosses the centre of the beach. The beach faces south-east and receives waves averaging 1.5 m. These produce a moderately wide beach and surf zone, with strong permanent rips against the rock platforms at each end.

Swimming

Stay close inshore on the attached part of the bar and well clear of the rips and headlands.

Surfing

Skenes offers some beach breaks which are best on a low to moderate swell and mid to high tide.

Fishing

There are permanent rip channels which can be fished from either end of the beach or the rock platforms at low tide.

General

A popular summer camping spot for holiday makers, surfers and fishers.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
21°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Winds
Winds

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Showers
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Saturday, 28 Mar 4:26

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.


Skenes Creek, VIC 3233
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic375