Rye VIC

Rye Beach begins at White Cliffs and runs past the 300 m long Rye Jetty, almost due east for 4 km. A foreshore reserve backs the entire beach which, beside the popular jetty, has two boat ramps, a yacht club and a camping reserve. The beach is backed... Read more

Rye Beach begins at White Cliffs and runs past the 300 m long Rye Jetty, almost due east for 4 km. A foreshore reserve backs the entire beach which, beside the popular jetty, has two boat ramps, a yacht club and a camping reserve. The beach is backed by the low reserve and fronted by shallow sand flats that are between 300 and 400 m wide. The narrowest flats are found at the jetty. They are covered at high tide, but exposed at low. Waves are usually low and only exceed a few decimetres during strong northerly winds.

Swimming

Usually a safe beach close inshore. Depth varies over the flats with the tide and deep water lies off the end of the flats.

Surfing

None, except for low wind waves during strong northerlies.

Fishing

Only off the Jetty.

General

Rye Beach has a very popular and always full summer camping reserve while the Jetty area attracts day visitors. Do not jump or dive off the jetty as the water is very shallow.

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Information

About

Tootgarook, VIC 3941

Includes beaches:
Rye - Safety, Rosebud, Dromana, Safety

Length:
4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP017A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Marine Warnings

Thu, 08 Dec 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Thu, 08 Dec 04:54
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)

Weather

Thursday 08, Dec 9:04 am

Day 22°    Night 16°
16.4°C
Rain easing. Windy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots shifting westerly 25 to 30 knots during the early afternoon. Winds increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the morning.

Tide

9 am
0.77m
2 am
0.18m
9 pm
0.70m
3 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 09, Dec

Day 17°    Night 10°
Showers easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching 35 knots during the morning, then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
0.82m
3 am
0.26m
10 pm
0.75m
4 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Thu 08, Dec to Thu 15, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Thu 8th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 9th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm
Sat 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Sun 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 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.

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