Moondah Beach is a 1.5 km long, west facing beach located at the end of Kuinyung St. Parking is limited to a small car park, and steps lead down the bluffs to the beach. Densely vegetated, 20 to 30 m high bluffs back most of the beach, with... Read more
Moondah Beach is a 1.5 km long, west facing beach located at the end of Kuinyung St. Parking is limited to a small car park, and steps lead down the bluffs to the beach. Densely vegetated, 20 to 30 m high bluffs back most of the beach, with a few boat sheds near the steps. To the south, a small, red bluff separates it from Sunnyside North, while increasing rocks and reefs to the north finally form a boundary with the northern 250 m long Earimil Beach. Earimil Beach is dominated by the intertidal rock and reef flats.The beaches are well exposed to westerly winds and waves which, during storm conditions, have built a 150 m wide double bar at Moondah Beach. The double bar is cut by rips every 200 m, with permanent rip holes existing against the rocks. Earimil Beach is dominated by the rocks and has no bars.
Safest during low waves at Moondah, however there is usually a deep channel along the beach and rip holes, so use caution. Currents intensify if waves are breaking. Earimil is only suitable in calms at high tide.
Strong westerlies will produce waves over the bars at Moondah.
There are usually rip holes and gutters along Moondah, with Earimil best at high tide.
Two relatively natural beaches, off the main road and mainly used by locals and the boat shed owners.Read less
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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.