Sugarloaf Hill is a prominent, 30 m high knoll, around which a platform beach runs for 1.3 km. There is then a rocky gap of 1 km, before the small, 100 m long White Crest Beach, which consists of a high tide sand and boulder beach fronted by a... Read more
Sugarloaf Hill is a prominent, 30 m high knoll, around which a platform beach runs for 1.3 km. There is then a rocky gap of 1 km, before the small, 100 m long White Crest Beach, which consists of a high tide sand and boulder beach fronted by a continuous low tide platform.
Of these beaches, only San Jose provides some access to the water and even here there is a permanent rip. The remainder are fronted by platforms, with only tidal pools or rocks at low tide.
There are two recognised breaks along this section: Boneyards, out from San Jose Beach; and Juniors, out off Sugarloaf Hill.
This is a popular section of coast for rock fishers, with easy access, generally low waves and safe platforms to fish from.
There are several parking areas along this section which people use for picnics and fishing, however be very careful if you intend getting wet. The tidal pools at low tide are safest.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: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic368