Jan Juc - Beach in Jan Juc Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Jan Juc VIC

Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4 m. It extends for 1.2 km between Rocky Point and Bird Rock and faces almost due south, resulting in larger waves. The waves combine with the fine to medium... Read more

Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4 m. It extends for 1.2 km between Rocky Point and Bird Rock and faces almost due south, resulting in larger waves. The waves combine with the fine to medium sand to produce a single bar cut by three to four rips, with permanent rips against the rocks at each end.The northern half of the beach is backed by low bluffs, partly covered by dunes. The surf lifesaving club, parking and access, together with Jan Juc Creek, are in the centre, while the narrow, southern half of the beach is backed by 20 m high cliffs. The Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1963 and annually rescues an average of 30 people.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the high waves and persistent rips. More suitable for experienced bathers and surfers. Stay between the flags and away from the rips and rocks.

Surfing

Usually variable beach breaks, however Bird Rock can provide excellent rights with a moderate swell and high tide.

Fishing

Best toward the northern end where rip holes are more persistent.

General

Jan Juc is Torquay's second and more exposed surfing beach. Still popular in summer for those escaping the Torquay crowds, however the variable beach and surf conditions warrant extra care.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Jan Juc SLSC

Mon

25/03

Tue

26/03

Wed

27/03

Thu

28/03

Fri

29/03

Sat

30/03

Sun

31/03

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13:00 - 17:00

10:30 - 16:00

Jan Juc (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Jan Juc, VIC 3228

Length:
1.2km

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

Beach Key:
 vic298

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Power supply
  • Showers
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Littering
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Glass

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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