Eastern Beach is the northern section of the great Ninety Mile Beach. It begins at Red Bluff, a popular surfing spot, and runs straight west-south-westerly for 8 km to the training walls at Lakes Entrance. The beach faces straight into the dominant southerly waves and receives waves averaging 1.5 m. These waves, as for most of Ninety Mile Beach, produce a 100 m wide surf zone characterised by a usually steep beach face, then a 50 m wide, 2-3 m deep trough fronted by a continuous bar. This bar is cut by rip channels and currents every 200 m; resulting in up to 30 or more rips along the beach.
The Lakes Entrance Surf Life Saving Club is located at the end of the footbridge from the town of Lakes Entrance. This is a popular beach for bathing, surfing, walking and fishing; particularly as it is the closest and most accessible beach to Lakes Entrance. The surf lifesaving club was founded in 1956 and averages 17 rescues a year. The beach is only accessible by car at three locations: Red Bluff in the north; at the Eastern Beach car park in the centre; and via the Lakes Entrance footbridge.
Beach Length: 5km
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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.
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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.