Soapy Rocks refers to the eroding, red bluffs that back the beach. They also outcrop on the beach as slippery rocks (hence the name Soapy) and in the surf at either end of the 750 m long beach. The beach lies between Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club and Point Roadknight Beach and is protected by Point Roadknight and its easterly orientation. There is a patrol tower - lookout above the centre of the beach. Access is from the western Soapy Rocks car park and along the beach from Anglesea or Point Roadknight. Beware of the unstable cliffs and slippery (soapy) rocks which make this a hazardous beach to access on foot.
The beach receives waves averaging less than 1 m. They break along a continuous bar, with wave height and the likelihood of rips increasing toward Anglesea.
Beach Length: 0.75km
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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.
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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.