Port Campbell is the only town along this section of coast, and its beach is one of the few sheltered and relatively safe bathing spots on a notorious stretch of exposed coast. The town and beach occupy a 200 m wide, partially infilled valley, where the small town spreads over the eastern slopes. The 150 m long beach is bounded by the valley sides on the east and the entrance to Port Campbell Creek in the west.
A reserve, car park and caravan park, together with the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club, back the beach. The narrow port entrance reduces the waves to a height averaging 0.5 m at the beach. These produce a moderately steep beach fronted by a continuous, narrow bar. Rips only occur during big seas. These big seas often erode the beach, exposing a rocky substrate. The occasional erosion also required a low seawall to be built along the back of the beach. The surf lifesaving club, which was formed in 1963, averages 4 rescues each year.
Beach Length: 0.15km
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