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

Whisky Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Picnic and Whisky Bays are two adjoining beaches on the northern side of Leonard Point. They are separated by the small Picnic Point. Car parks are located to either side of Picnic Point, with walking tracks leading across the foredunes to each beach.Whisky Bay Beach is shorter and... Read more

Picnic and Whisky Bays are two adjoining beaches on the northern side of Leonard Point. They are separated by the small Picnic Point. Car parks are located to either side of Picnic Point, with walking tracks leading across the foredunes to each beach.Whisky Bay Beach is shorter and receives waves averaging 1.4 m. This results in a rip dominated surf zone, with the bar often detached from the beach, and strong permanent rips against the boundary rocks.

Swimming

Safest at the southern end of Picnic Bay Beach. Elsewhere strong, permanent rips dominate, particularly on Whisky Bay Beach. Use extreme care if bathing here, stay on the bar and well clear of the rips and rocks.

Surfing

Both beaches are popular surfing spots, with beach breaks over the bars and either side of Picnic Point.

Fishing

Good permanent rip holes are located either side of Picnic Point and along Whisky Bay Beach.

General

Two accessible, high energy beaches; nice for a picnic as the name implies, or a surf or swim during low waves.

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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

Formal parking area
Toilets
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Saturday, 21 Sep 7:08

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: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic114