Beach 300 - Beach in Bells Beach Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Beach 300 VIC

South of Bird Rock, the coast is dominated by steep, 30 to 40 m high, limestone bluffs, which wind their way for 2.5 km to Bells Beach. The original vehicle track to Bells ran along the top of these bluffs. At the base of the bluffs are three... Read more

South of Bird Rock, the coast is dominated by steep, 30 to 40 m high, limestone bluffs, which wind their way for 2.5 km to Bells Beach. The original vehicle track to Bells ran along the top of these bluffs. At the base of the bluffs are three small beaches, each surrounded by rocks and reefs. The three beaches are all relatively short and narrow, with the one below Princes St awash at high tide. Access is difficult, requiring a walk around the rocks from Princes St, or down the bluff to Beach 300, and down the gully of the same name to Dead Man Beach.The three beaches receive waves averaging 1 to 1.5 m, with the reefs lowering waves at Dead Man and producing a steep, barless beach. At both Dead Man and Beach 300, permanent rips persist against the reefs.

Swimming

None of these beaches are recommended for bathing. They are difficult to access, are dominated by rocks and reefs and are backed by steep slopes.

Surfing

There are four recognised surfing breaks along this section, and all are right handers breaking over reefs. Sparrows is off the southern end of Princes St, with an inner and outer reef break; Steps is out from Beach 300; while Boobs on the southern side of Dead Man has a left and right; and finally, the more famous Winkipop is on the northern side of Bells Beach.

Fishing

Access is difficult, however there are plenty of deep holes to fish from the rocks along this section.

General

Three difficult to reach beaches, used mainly by the more experienced surfers and fishers.

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Information

About

Bells Beach, VIC 3228

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic300

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 20, Feb 2:50 pm

Day 24°    Night 15°
22.1°C
Windy. Sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 20 to 30 knots. Inshore winds 15 to 20 knots for a period in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.77m
9 am
0.18m
3 pm
1.61m
9 pm
0.15m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Feb

Day 28°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Inshore winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.78m
10 am
0.15m
4 pm
1.67m
10 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Feb to Tue 27, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable over northwestern waters around the middle of the day. Easterly wind 15 to 20 knots extending throughout again during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Wed 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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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