Main Beach - Beach in Lakes Entrance East Gippsland VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Main Beach VIC

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... Read more

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.

Swimming

Only bathe between the flags at the surf club, as this is an exposed beach with deep troughs and persistent rips. Rips increase adjacent to Red Bluff and toward the entrance walls. Strong winds, particularly from the south and west, intensify the longshore and rip currents.

Surfing

A popular spot, more for its accessibility than its waves. Best at Red Bluff, where the reefs provide more consistent breaks, and toward the lake entrance where tidal shoals can produce some longer rides. Otherwise the beach breaks depend on the bars, waves, tide and wind and hence are highly variable. All spots are best in a northerly, with moderate south swell.

Fishing

Like most of Ninety Mile Beach, this is very popular for beach fishing, with a deep trough usually running the length of the beach. Rip channels or holes are also common. Rock and reef fishing on Ninety Mile Beach is only available at Red Bluff and at the north entrance wall.

General

This is the most popular spot on Ninety Mile Beach. It offers a safer, patrolled beach, with plenty of room for walking and fishing. However, the deep trough and rips produce hazardous bathing conditions and a reasonable surf. So bathe between the flags and only surf with friends.

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Lakes Entrance SLSC

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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13:00 - 16:30

10:00 - 16:30

Lakes Entrance (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Lakes Entrance, VIC 3909

Includes beaches:
Eastern, Eastern

Length:
3km

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

Beach Key:
 vic077A

Nearby beaches

Marine Warnings

Wed, 22 Feb 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Wed, 22 Feb 04:59
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:54 am

Day 28°    Night 12°
15.5°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
1.04m
7 pm
0.84m
1 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 23°    Night 17°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 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: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) 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

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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