Lorne - Beach in Lorne Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Lorne

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

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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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. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Lorne SLSC

Lorne (Lifeguards)

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
Friday, 20 Sep 9:09

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.


Lorne, VIC 3232
Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic336