Benedore River 3 - Beach in Mallacoota East Gippsland VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Benedore River 3 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:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
9/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic030

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 5:50 am

Day 25°    Night 14°
17.3°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Winds in the far west easing to 10 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening, with local afternoon seabreezes to 15 knots developing inshore.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: breezes to 15 knots developing inshore.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
0.93m
7 am
0.54m
2 pm
1.16m
9 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 24°    Night 16°
Shower or two developing

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots, 15 to 20 knots over western waters.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms and higher squalls inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

4 am
0.93m
9 am
0.58m
3 pm
1.12m
10 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 5 to 10 knots over western waters during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres abating below 1 metre in the west at night. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms and higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 18th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 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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