Aireys Inlet - Beach in Aireys Inlet Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Aireys Inlet VIC

Aireys Inlet is a holiday settlement spread for 3 km along the back of the bluffs, on the north side of the actual Aireys Inlet. Below the bluffs is a series of small, south-east to south facing beaches. The only readily accessible beach is Aireys Inlet Beach (322),... Read more

Aireys Inlet is a holiday settlement spread for 3 km along the back of the bluffs, on the north side of the actual Aireys Inlet. Below the bluffs is a series of small, south-east to south facing beaches. The only readily accessible beach is Aireys Inlet Beach (322), which is located at the mouth of a gully. It has a small car park, and steps down to the beach from the end of Eagle Rock Parade.The beach is 500 m long, and is bordered by 20 m high headlands and rock platforms composed of red sandstone. Bluffs are eroding along the back of the beach, particularly the southern 300 m, which is a narrow strip of sand awash at high tide. The surf zone is 50 m wide, with a permanent rip against the northern rocks. Aireys Inlet South Beach (323) is a small, 50 m pocket of sand fronted by reefs. It is located below 30 m high bluffs and is essentially inaccessible.

Swimming

Aireys Inlet Beach has the best access in the area and is primarily used by the locals. However, it is a hazardous beach with a strong rip feeder current running along the beach and a rip running out past the headland. Take care if swimming here.

Surfing

There are beach breaks over the bars and southern reefs.

Fishing

The rock platform at the north end provides the best location to fish the permanent rip channel.

General

A popular beach with the locals, but one requiring caution.

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Information

About

Aireys Inlet, VIC 3231

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic322

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 11:06 pm

Day 17°    Night 9°
10.8°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.

Tide

1 am
2.35m
7 am
0.87m
1 pm
2.18m
7 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 17°    Night 11°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots later in the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
2.45m
8 am
0.83m
2 pm
2.20m
8 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 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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