The Wye River flows out through a narrow valley to deposit the sand that forms this 200 m long beach. A small settlement of the same name backs the beach. The beach is bordered by high valley slopes, with the Great Ocean Road winding behind, and sandstone rock... Read more
The Wye River flows out through a narrow valley to deposit the sand that forms this 200 m long beach. A small settlement of the same name backs the beach. The beach is bordered by high valley slopes, with the Great Ocean Road winding behind, and sandstone rock platforms and reefs fringing each end. A caravan park, car park and the surf lifesaving club (founded in 1958) all lie between the road and the beach.The beach faces south-east and receives waves averaging 1.4 m, that produce a wide, low gradient single bar, with strong permanent rips against the rocks at each end of the small beach.
A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the moderate waves, strong rips and reefs. Stay in the centre on the bar and between the flags, as an average of 26 people are rescued annually on this small beach.
A popular and very visible spot. The beach breaks are popular under low swell with less experienced surfers, while bigger swell tends to close out across the bay. Best at high tide.
A popular spot with good access to the river, river mouth and permanent rip holes against the rocks. As a result, there is a choice of river, beach or rock fishing.
A small, but highly visible, and relatively popular spot in summer, with the added attraction of the surf club patrols.Read less
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Wye River SLSC
Wye River (Lifeguards)
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: vic351