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

Pettman - Lake Tyers VIC

The first section of Ninety Mile Beach is one of Australia's longest beaches; the 41 km section from the Snowy River mouth to Lake Tyers. It consists of threesections. The easternmost section lies on the western side of the Snowy River mouth, at Corringle. There is... Read more

The first section of Ninety Mile Beach is one of Australia's longest beaches; the 41 km section from the Snowy River mouth to Lake Tyers. It consists of threesections. The easternmost section lies on the western side of the Snowy River mouth, at Corringle. There is a camping area and access to the beach over the dune, together with boat access to the river.The second long section parallels the largely infilled Ewings Marsh. The marsh prevents vehicle access to the beach and you have to leave your vehicle at the end of one of the forestry tracks and walk or wade across the marsh, to reach the dune and beach.In the west, there is road access again at Pettman Beach, where there is a car park and picnic area. Finally, the Lake Tyers House road provides access, but no facilities, toward the western end of the beach. The beach is little used outside of Corringle, due to both its length and limited access and facilities.The beach essentially faces south, curving slightly to the south-south-east toward Lake Tyers. The entire length of the beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m. These interact with the generally medium sand to build a moderately steep beach face, fronted by a 50 m wide and 2-3 m deep trough running the length of the beach. A single bar lies seaward of the trough and may be straight following big seas, or rhythmic and cut by rips every 250 m, under normal conditions. These rips may induce similarly spaced rhythmic topography along the shoreline. A 10 to 20 m high, narrow foredune backs most of the beach, increasing in size east of Corringle.

Swimming

This is a long, isolated and little used beach. The beach is fronted by a deep trough with often strong longshore and rip currents. So use extreme care if bathing and avoid the hazardous Snowy River mouth area.

Surfing

Most popular at Corringle and Pettman where access to the beach is easiest. Corringle has the best potential, with the Snowy River mouth bars capable of producing long lefts. Elsewhere, beach breaks occur on the bar and are best with low to moderate swell and northerly winds.

Fishing

Again Corringle and Pettman are the most popular because of the easy access. The deep longshore trough can be easily reached from the beach.

General

A magnificent long beach and foredune system; backed by the pristine Ewings Marsh and bordered by the mighty Snowy River and Lake Tyers. It should be incorporated into the adjoining National Park.

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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

Lake Tyers, VIC 3887

Includes beaches:
Corringle-pettman, Corringle, Ewings Marsh

Length:
11km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic075C

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • 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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