Collendina - Raffs - Beach in Marcus Hill Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Collendina - Raffs VIC

Collendina Beach occupies most of the open bay between Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads. It is 6 km long, extending from the reefs west of Point Lonsdale Beach to 1 km west of the Collendina Beach car park. The only public access is at the car park, together... Read more

Collendina Beach occupies most of the open bay between Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads. It is 6 km long, extending from the reefs west of Point Lonsdale Beach to 1 km west of the Collendina Beach car park. The only public access is at the car park, together with tracks over the foredune from the caravan park.The beach faces south-south-east and for the most part is backed by 10 to 20 m high, vegetated dunes, with a few blowouts. It receives waves averaging between 1 and 1.5 m, which break over a wide, low gradient surf zone and occasional reefs and rocks. Persistent rips occur every 250 m, with some permanent rips against the more prominent reefs. During bigger seas, waves break on outer, deeper reefs.

Swimming

Be careful on this beach as there are usually deep rip holes and strong currents along the beach. Stay inshore on the attached section of the bars and well clear of the rips and reefs.

Surfing

There are many beach breaks and a few reef breaks along the beach, with best conditions occurring in a low to moderate swell and northerly winds.

Fishing

There are excellent persistent rip holes and occasional gutters along the beach, together with scattered reefs.

General

A long, relatively natural beach offering plenty of sand, a low gradient inner surf for bathing, rip holes for fishing and numerous beach breaks for surfing.

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Information

About

Marcus Hill, VIC 3222

Includes beaches:
Collendina, Ocean Grove, Raffs

Length:
9.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic283

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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