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

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:59 am

Day 23°    Night 17°
16°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon before easing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

7 am
1.07m
12 am
0.55m
7 pm
0.87m
1 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 20°    Night 15°
Drizzle at times

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle inshore, 20% chance elsewhere.

Tide

8 am
1.11m
1 am
0.50m
8 pm
0.91m
2 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly 20 to 25 knots during the day.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 26th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 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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