Half Moon Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Half Moon Bay and Hood Bight are two east facing beaches, bordered by low rocky points. The Esplanade runs behind both beaches, with a narrow foreshore reserve between the road and the beaches. The reserve increases in width on the points. There is a camping reserve in... Read more

Half Moon Bay and Hood Bight are two east facing beaches, bordered by low rocky points. The Esplanade runs behind both beaches, with a narrow foreshore reserve between the road and the beaches. The reserve increases in width on the points. There is a camping reserve in Batman Park at Half Moon Bay, and a yacht club and picnic area in Hood Bight. Several boat sheds back both beaches and there is a large car park, boat ramp, jetty and picnic area on Indented Head, at the southern end of Hood Bight. Both beaches are narrow and steep and fronted by 100 m wide sand flats.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches, with usually calm to low wave conditions. Depth over the shallow sand flats depends on the tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Generally shallow water off the beaches, with the points the best location at high tide.

General

Two curving, embayed beaches, with good camping and picnic facilities.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
C
Water
14°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
Winds

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Playground
Shade
Park
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Tuesday, 19 Oct 4:14

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.


Indented Head, VIC 3223
Includes beaches: Grassy/ Point George, Point George South, Hood Bight, St Leonards, St Leonards Pier, Red Bluff, Swan Island, Sand Island, Queenscliff - Pier Beach
Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP122
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