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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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.

Lakes Entrance SLSC

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

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:17 pm

Day 15°    Night 7°
9.6°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 35 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then easing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Wind tending west to northwesterly during the late evening and easing to 15 to 25 knots inshore.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail in the morning.

Tide

11 am
1.00m
5 am
0.28m
11 pm
1.31m
5 pm
0.70m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 16°    Night 7°
Shower or two developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the far west in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.33m
1 pm
1.00m
6 pm
0.74m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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