Sugarloaf - Beach in Sugarloaf Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sugarloaf

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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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

There are two recognised breaks along this section: Boneyards, out from San Jose Beach; and Juniors, out off Sugarloaf Hill.

Fishing

This is a popular section of coast for rock fishers, with easy access, generally low waves and safe platforms to fish from.

General

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.

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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
12°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Wednesday, 27 Nov 12:27

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.


Sugarloaf, VIC 3234
Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic368