Darby Bay - Beach in Wilsons Promontory South Gippsland VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Darby Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Darby Bay is a small beach located around the rocks from Darby Beach and 1 km north of Fairy Cove. The beach is backed by steep bluffs, which are capped by cliff-top dunes. The Tongue Point track runs along the ridge 100 m above the beach, however there... Read more

Darby Bay is a small beach located around the rocks from Darby Beach and 1 km north of Fairy Cove. The beach is backed by steep bluffs, which are capped by cliff-top dunes. The Tongue Point track runs along the ridge 100 m above the beach, however there is no formed track to the beach.The beach is 250 m long and faces south-west. Owing to some protection from Tongue Point, it receives waves averaging 1.3 m. These produce a low beach fronted by a continuous bar, which has two permanent rips; one against a large boulder in the surf and the second against the northern point.

Swimming

An isolated potentially hazardous beach with permanent rips, rocks and reef to contend with.

Surfing

If you are keen, you can paddle around the southern Darby Beach point to reach this hidden beach; where you will usually find a wide shorebreak.

Fishing

Rip holes are usually found against the northern boulder and point.

General

This is a difficult to access beach, hemmed in between steep bluffs and the surf.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Friday, 20 Sep 6:50

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.


Wilsons Promontory, VIC 3960
Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic117