Point Impossible - Beach in Breamlea Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Impossible VIC

Point Impossible is a low, calcarenite point, capped by 10 m high foredunes and bordered by the mouth of Thompson Creek. The gravel road from Torquay runs out to the point, where there is a large car park. A small beach (Point Impossible Beach) lies in front of... Read more

Point Impossible is a low, calcarenite point, capped by 10 m high foredunes and bordered by the mouth of Thompson Creek. The gravel road from Torquay runs out to the point, where there is a large car park. A small beach (Point Impossible Beach) lies in front of the car park and forms the western boundary of Thompson Creek. A foreshore reserve and the road back the 4.5 km long Whites Beach, with car parks and access tracks across the dune. The eastern section of the beach, just back from the point, is an official Optional Dress (nude) Beach.The beach faces south-east and is protected to the south by Point Danger, and along the central-eastern section by extensive rock reefs. As a result, waves average 1 m at the beach and usually produce a continuous, shallow bar only cut by rips during and following high seas.

Swimming

The small Point Impossible Beach varies with wave and tide conditions. Take care if swimming here and watch the deeper tidal channel and currents. Whites Beach is a moderately safe beach close inshore, in lee of the reefs. Watch for rips during higher waves, particularly near the reefs and rocks.

Surfing

Usually low shorebreaks along the beach. However during big winter swell, many surfers head for Point Impossible, where there are two breaks. These are Insides against the car park and creek, when waves are up to 1.5 m; and Outsides on the outer reef, when waves are higher.

Fishing

The point and creek mouth are the most popular spots, with the beach tending to be shallow.

General

A natural beach next to the popular town of Torquay, used by those who want to get away from the more crowded (and clothed) town beaches.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Breamlea, VIC 3227

Length:
0.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic293

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Monday 22, Jan 10:53 pm

Day 24°    Night 17°
16.8°C
Humid. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.84m
10 am
0.27m
4 pm
1.53m
10 pm
0.15m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 22°    Night 14°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.85m
10 am
0.24m
4 pm
1.56m
10 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 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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