Gibson - Beach in Princetown Corangamite VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Gibson VIC

Gibson Beach is the longest at 1.5 km. The bluffs decrease in height to 30 m at the western end and the beach has fewer rocks and reefs. Alternating bars and rips continue along the beach. Read more

Gibson Beach is the longest at 1.5 km. The bluffs decrease in height to 30 m at the western end and the beach has fewer rocks and reefs. Alternating bars and rips continue along the beach.

Swimming

These are five isolated and largely inaccessible beaches with rip, rock and reef dominated, high energy surf. They are unsuitable for safe swimming.

Surfing

There are many breaks out on the bar that are free of rocks and can provide good surf in low to moderate swell. The best known is called Princetown Peak, which is located on Brown Hill Beach and is accessible by way of a vehicle track that runs just south of the bridge.

Fishing

The rips and reefs provide permanent holes and gutters along the length of this section of coast.

General

Some of these beaches can be viewed from the bluffs, however access is difficult and dangerous and the beaches and surf are hazardous.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Princetown, VIC 3269

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic440

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • 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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