Childers Cove - Beach in The Cove Moyne VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Childers Cove

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Childers Cove itself is another small, embayed beach. It is 100 m long with a bluff crossing the western end of the beach. It is backed by 30 m high, grassy bluffs, and 40 m high, red headlands guarding the cove. The beach is low and flat,... Read more

Childers Cove itself is another small, embayed beach. It is 100 m long with a bluff crossing the western end of the beach. It is backed by 30 m high, grassy bluffs, and 40 m high, red headlands guarding the cove. The beach is low and flat, with a shallow bay floor. It has a few reefs and one narrow sea stack just off the beach. A permanent rip drains out of the cove.

Swimming

Stanhope Bay is the safest beach with the lowest waves, but is the most difficult to access. Of the other beaches, the inner, shallower reaches of Murane Bay and Childers Cove are moderately safe, so long as you do not venture out into the bays. Dog Trap Bay is dominated by reefs and rips, and Buckley Creek, while it often has low waves, has deep water close inshore and at times a heavy shorebreak.

Surfing

There are no breaks on these beaches, with the larger waves breaking on the outer reefs.

Fishing

This is a very popular spot for beach and rock fishing into the numerous rock holes and gutters. However be careful, as the rock platforms are awash at high tide and in big seas.

General

A reasonably popular destination for tourists and day trippers, with interesting coastal scenery and some reasonably safe beaches.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
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Water
16°C
UV Rating
2 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

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Formal parking area
Passenger ferry
Train
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Saturday, 15 May 9:18

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.


The Cove, VIC 3268
Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic493
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