Shelly - Beach in Lake Tyers Beach East Gippsland VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Shelly VIC

Lake Tyers is a relatively natural estuary containing three drowned valleys. The flooded valleys form the lake and join together to enter the sea at the western end of the long Corringle - Ewings Marsh - Pettman Beach. Tertiary rocks rising to 20 - 40 m high hills... Read more

Lake Tyers is a relatively natural estuary containing three drowned valleys. The flooded valleys form the lake and join together to enter the sea at the western end of the long Corringle - Ewings Marsh - Pettman Beach. Tertiary rocks rising to 20 - 40 m high hills and bluffs, form the southern side of the inlet and provide the location for the small town of Lake Tyers. The persistent southerly waves usually build the beach across the entrance, blocking the lake from the sea.The Lake Tyers road terminates at the inlet where there is a boat ramp, large caravan park and a car park for Shelly Beach. The beach is also accessible at the western end from the bluff-top car park at Red Bluff.The beach extends from the usually closed lake mouth 2 km south-west to the 40 m high sandstone and shale bluffs at Red Bluff. This small bluff is the only bedrock outcrop on Ninety Mile Beach between Cape Conran and Wilsons Promontory. The bluff is surrounded by a rock platform, with reefs in the surf zone. The beach is fully exposed to the southerly waves which average 1.5 m. They produce a straight beach, with a moderately steep beach face, usually fronted by a 2-3 m deep, 50 m wide longshore trough, seaward of which the longshore bar is cut by deep rip channels every 250 m.

Swimming

The Lake is the safest place to bathe, if the entrance is closed. Be very careful in the surf because of the deep trough against the beach, and its strong longshore and rip currents.

Surfing

Red Bluff is the best break on the entire Ninety Mile Beach and the most popular. The reefs on either side can produce some excellent right and left handers.

Fishing

This is a very popular destination for fishing with a range of lake, surf and rock fishing on offer. The beach usually has a deep trough close to the beach.

General

A nice spot,. close to Lakes Entrance, but away from the summer crowds. It offers a good range of Lake and beach environments with basic facilities and accommodation available in the small settlement.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Lake Tyers Beach, VIC 3909

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic076

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Shade
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 2:02 pm

Day 21°    Night 16°
18.5°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots, locally 25 knots in the far east at first, shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

11 am
1.13m
4 am
0.64m
6 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 22°    Night 11°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming easterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon, then east to northeast at 15 to 25 knots at night.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.11m
4 am
0.69m
6 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm

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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