Bonbeach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Bonbeach Beach forms the southern end of the 7.7 km long beach that includes Bonbeach, Chelsea, Edithvale and Aspendale Beaches. Bonbeach is 1.5 km long, beginning at the northern Patterson River entrance wall and merging with adjoining Chelsea Beach to the north. All four beaches are located near... Read more

Bonbeach Beach forms the southern end of the 7.7 km long beach that includes Bonbeach, Chelsea, Edithvale and Aspendale Beaches. Bonbeach is 1.5 km long, beginning at the northern Patterson River entrance wall and merging with adjoining Chelsea Beach to the north. All four beaches are located near their respective railway stations. Bonbeach has a lifesaving club, however access to the club is down a narrow street and parking is very limited. The club was formed in 1933 and is housed in an old, timber building.The beach faces west-south-west and is exposed to the full force of westerly winds and waves, which interact with the fine sand to build a beach fronted by three bars extending 200 m bayward. The inner bar usually consists of alternating shallow bars and deeper rip holes, while the outer bars become increasingly straight. The outer two bars are usually inactive during low waves and calms. Strong winds and high waves are required to mobilise the bars and change their configuration. However near the river mouth, strong tidal currents can be encountered.

Swimming

Safest in front of the Life Saving Club on the shallow sections of the inner bar. Stay well clear of the river mouth which has deep water, currents and power boats. Watch children as deeper rip holes and troughs lie adjacent to the inner bar.

Surfing

During strong westerlies, wind waves up to 2 m high break over the outer bars providing sloppy beach breaks.

Fishing

The River mouth is the most popular spot.

General

A beach for locals and train travellers, as parking is very limited.

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Bonbeach LSC

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
19°C
Water
13°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Long beach
Long beach
Water pollution
Water pollution

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Showers
Change Rooms
Mobile Phone Coverage
Toilets Block M/F
Toilets Block Disabled
Train

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Vehicles
No Cats or Dogs
Picking Plants Prohibited
Camping Prohibited
No Parking
PWC's Prohibited
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
Dogs Must be on a Leash
Vessels Prohibited
Water Skiing Prohibited
Friday, 17 Sep 8:33

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.


Bonbeach, VIC 3196
Includes beaches: Bonbeach-aspendale, Chelsea, Edithvale, Aspendale
Length: 1.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP044A
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
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