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

Wye River South

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On the southern side of the Wye River mouth, as the Great Ocean Road slowly climbs toward Point Sturt, there is a 200 m long, east facing platform beach. It is wedged in between rock platforms and reefs, with a 50 m opening to the surf. Waves are... Read more

On the southern side of the Wye River mouth, as the Great Ocean Road slowly climbs toward Point Sturt, there is a 200 m long, east facing platform beach. It is wedged in between rock platforms and reefs, with a 50 m opening to the surf. Waves are usually lower than at Wye River and the surf zone is shallow, however a permanent rip runs out between the platforms.

Swimming

A moderately safe beach when waves are low in the sand section. However, stay well clear of the rocks and rip current.

Surfing

There is a break off the southern point, known as Baldy Rock, that only works occasionally.

Fishing

There are excellent spots for beach and rock fishing out along the southern rocks.

General

Usually slightly lower waves than Wye River, but care is needed because of the rocks, reefs and rip.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
11°C
Water
14°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Winds
Winds

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Monday, 26 Oct 5:53

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: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic352