This 21 km section of Ninety Mile Beach can only be reached by boat, with public jetties at Ocean Grange and Steamer Landing. There are picnic areas at Ocean Grange and First Blowhole, and a camping area at Bunga Arm. All are located along Bunga Arm; a narrow... Read more
This 21 km section of Ninety Mile Beach can only be reached by boat, with public jetties at Ocean Grange and Steamer Landing. There are picnic areas at Ocean Grange and First Blowhole, and a camping area at Bunga Arm. All are located along Bunga Arm; a narrow 15 km long stretch of water lying between the often narrow dune and beach, and the backing Boole Boole Peninsula.All these beaches are usually about 50 m wide, with a moderately steep beach face, a longshore trough with rips every 250 m, and an outer bar. When there are crenulations in the beach, the rips are always located in the embayments.
Ninety Mile Beach is a long, potentially hazardous and largely isolated beach. Approximately 500 rips occur along this beach, which, together with the longshore trough, dominate the beach circulation. A heavy shorebreak also occurs on the steeper section of the beach. In the deep trough that separates the beach from the bar, there are usually strong longshore and rip currents; often with a pronounced easterly drift. Use extreme caution if bathing on Ninety Mile Beach. Do not bathe alone. Stay close inshore on the beach or attached bar, if present. Do not swim out into the trough or to the outer bar, unless you are very experienced.
The numerous rips and longshore bar produce literally hundreds of potential beach breaks, particularly on the outer bar. Conditions vary considerably and are best with a low to moderate south swell and north to north-west winds.
Ninety Mile Beach and the backing Gippsland Lakes are a fishing paradise. The continuous trough and hundreds of rips produce any number of good spots for beach fishing.Read less
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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.
Includes beaches: Ninety Mile Beach, Barrier Landing, Second Blowhole, First Blow Hole, Steamer Landing, Ocean Grange, Lake Reeve, Lochs Port/stockyard Hill, Paradise, Golden, Delray, The Wreck, Flamingo, Glomar, The Honeysuckles, Seaspray, Lake Denison, Mcgaurans, Jack Smith Lake, Woodside, Reeves, Mclaughlins
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic078D