Benedore River 1 - Beach in Mallacoota East Gippsland VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Benedore River 1 VIC

The central portion of the open embayment between Little Rame Head and Sandpatch Point is occupied by four beaches, which lie either side of the Benedore River entrance. The river mouth is dammed by the beach and forms a 1 km long, narrow, winding lake behind the beach. ... Read more

The central portion of the open embayment between Little Rame Head and Sandpatch Point is occupied by four beaches, which lie either side of the Benedore River entrance. The river mouth is dammed by the beach and forms a 1 km long, narrow, winding lake behind the beach. The four Benedore River Beaches all face south-east and receive waves averaging 1.5 m, which interact with the sand to produce a continuous outer bar, cut by rips every 300 m on the longer beaches. The bar continues off the two western beaches (30 & 31), with the beach itself and inner surf zone dominated by steeply dipping jagged rocks.The only access is via the coastal walking track, which reaches the coast at the Benedore River mouth, after bypassing Little Rame Head. It then follows the beach for 1.5 km, exiting at the end of beach 31; to bypass Sandpatch Point. Water is available at this exit.

Swimming

The main beaches are dominated by rips and occasional rocks, while the western two are rock strewn. It is best to bathe near the river mouth (if closed), however the beach is steep and there is a deep trough and rips between the beach and the bar. So use extreme caution if entering the surf on this remote beach.

Surfing

Beach breaks on the outer bar, however watch the rocks.

Fishing

A deep gutter usually runs the length of the main beaches, with numerous rocks and reefs just off the beach.

General

The beach provides a refreshing change for those on the walking track and a chance to cool off. However, unless you are an experienced surfer, it's better to swim in the Benedore River.

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Information

About

Mallacoota, VIC 3892

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic028

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 19, Nov 7:24 pm

Day 24°    Night 11°
19.1°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the west during the early morning and elsewhere from mid afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
1.12m
6 pm
0.94m
12 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov

Day 26°    Night 13°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots reaching 25 to 30 knots during the early morning, then easing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west in the evening.

Tide

6 am
1.19m
12 am
0.40m
6 pm
0.93m
1 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Mon 19, Nov to Mon 26, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds tending southeast to southwesterly about 10 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far east during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Mon 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:40 pm
Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:40 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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