Wye River - Beach in Wye River Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Wye River

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

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.

Fishing

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.

General

A small, but highly visible, and relatively popular spot in summer, with the added attraction of the surf club patrols.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Wye River SLSC

Mon
25/11
Tue
26/11
Wed
27/11
Thu
28/11
Fri
29/11
Sat
30/11
Sun
01/12

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13:30 - 16:30

10:30 - 16:00

Wye River (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
14°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Winds
Winds

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Playground
Dressing shed
Toilets
Shops
Drinking water
Showers
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Tuesday, 26 Nov 6:19

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.


Wye River, VIC 3234
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic351