Lorne - Beach in Lorne Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Lorne VIC

Lorne is one of Victoria's premier holiday destinations, with the popular beach paralleling the Great Ocean Road. A well-established foreshore reserve separates the road and main street from the beach. The reserve has extensive parking, parks and a pool. The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club was formed... Read more

Lorne is one of Victoria's premier holiday destinations, with the popular beach paralleling the Great Ocean Road. A well-established foreshore reserve separates the road and main street from the beach. The reserve has extensive parking, parks and a pool. The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1948 and occupies the southern corner. Its members average 50 rescues annually, attesting to its popularity, as well as the surf conditions.The beach is 1.2 km long, running almost due south from the usually closed mouth of the Erskine River and its adjacent rock platforms. The southern end is bordered by the long sandstone rock platform that extends 1 km out to Point Grey and the Lorne wharf. Point Grey affords the beach considerable protection, with waves averaging 1 m. These produce a low, wide, attached bar, with rips only occurring during and following higher waves. In addition, six small wooden groynes and one large rock groyne have been built across the beach, supposedly to prevent beach erosion.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach during average summer conditions. Be careful of rips and groynes up the beach, with the safest bathing in the southern patrolled corner.

Surfing

Usually a low, wide beach break more suitable for beginners. During moderate to large swell, Lorne Point provides good right handers, while further out at Point Grey a fuller wave is preferred by windsurfers and waveskis.

Fishing

The best beach fishing is up at the Erskine River mouth and off the adjacent rocks, and the rock groyne at high tide.

General

One of Victoria's most popular beach and holiday destinations, offering a relatively safe beach backed by full resort facilities.

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Lorne SLSC

Lorne (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Lorne, VIC 3232

Length:
1.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic336

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Skate park
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Lookout
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Naked Flames
  • No Littering
  • No Horses
  • No Alcohol
  • No Bike Riding
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Firearms

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:13 pm

Day 15°    Night 7°
10.5°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly during the late morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.

Tide

1 am
2.27m
7 am
0.34m
2 pm
2.78m
8 pm
0.97m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 14°    Night 9°
Showers easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly before dawn then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the late morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail.

Tide

2 am
2.30m
8 am
0.36m
3 pm
2.75m
8 pm
0.92m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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