Smythe Creek - Beach in Wongarra Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Smythe Creek VIC

Smythe Creek flows through a steep, V-shaped valley to reach the coast in a small, south facing break in the steep slopes. The Great Ocean Road winds around the small bay, with a car park located in a disused quarry. Below the road is a small, 60 m... Read more

Smythe Creek flows through a steep, V-shaped valley to reach the coast in a small, south facing break in the steep slopes. The Great Ocean Road winds around the small bay, with a car park located in a disused quarry. Below the road is a small, 60 m long beach composed of sand, but with rocks and boulders spread around. Waves average 1.5 m and the beach is unsuitable for safe bathing, but does provide surfers access to a right hand break out off the southern point.

Swimming

Unsuitable owing to numerous rocks and boulder, plus a permanent rip.

Surfing

A short right hander of the south point in moderate swell.

Fishing

Good rock platform to either side of the beach, plus a rip channel right off the beach.

General

Mainly used by fishers, and surfers when the point is breaking.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Wongarra, VIC 3234

Length:
0.06km

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

Beach Key:
 vic370

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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