Weather Forecast
11.80°C
Current Temperature
11.00km/h
Wind speed
13.69°C
Water Temperature
2.11m
Swell
2.06m
Tide
1/11
UV
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.
Beach Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 5/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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.

Information

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

Regulations

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

Hazards

High surf
Flash rips
Rocks
Slippery rocks

Weather

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.