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

Oberon Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Oberon Bay contains two beaches: the main 2 km long, west facing Oberon Bay and the smaller, 250 m long, south-west facing Little Oberon Bay. Both beaches can be reached on the walking track from Tidal River. A popular camping area is located next to a small creek... Read more

Oberon Bay contains two beaches: the main 2 km long, west facing Oberon Bay and the smaller, 250 m long, south-west facing Little Oberon Bay. Both beaches can be reached on the walking track from Tidal River. A popular camping area is located next to a small creek that crosses the southern half of the beach.Oberon Bay Beach is exposed to strong westerly winds, which have built sand dunes extending up to 3 km inland. Two large sand blowouts are presently active, while Growler Creek flows out across the northern end of the beach. Waves are only moderate, averaging less than 1.5 m, being reduced somewhat by the Glennie Group of islands 10 km offshore. The beach is wide and low, with a usually wide, shallow, continuous surf zone, but only occasional rips.

Swimming

These beaches can be hazardous when a surf is running. Stay in the shallow parts of the inner surf zone of these wide beaches and away from the rocks. Watch for rips when waves exceed 1 m.

Surfing

The wide, shallow surf is best at mid to high tide and a low to moderate swell, with easterly winds.

Fishing

This is part of the Marine Reserve and amateur fishing is prohibited.

General

An energetic beach backed by massive dunes, with a camping area toward the centre of the beach.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
5 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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Friday, 27 Mar 4:13

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: 1.9km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic107