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.
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.
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.
The point and creek mouth are the most popular spots, with the beach tending to be shallow.
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.Read less
Mon, 24 Oct 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm
Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers at night.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm
Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
|Mon 24th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Tue 25th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Wed 26th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Thu 27th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 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.