Fishermans - Beach in Torquay Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Fishermans VIC

Fishermans Beach, as the name suggests, is a low energy beach traditionally used to launch fishing boats. This is still true today with a boat ramp on the beach, as well as sailing, yacht, and motor boat clubs all located behind the western end of the beach. The... Read more

Fishermans Beach, as the name suggests, is a low energy beach traditionally used to launch fishing boats. This is still true today with a boat ramp on the beach, as well as sailing, yacht, and motor boat clubs all located behind the western end of the beach. The beach lies in Zeally Bay and runs south-west for 1 km from the mouth of the small Deep Creek, then south to the 10 m high limestone bluffs at Yellow Bluff. The entire beach is backed by a foreshore reserve and The Esplanade. It has parking areas and other facilities.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach with a wide, shallow bar and usually no rips. Stay clear of the boating activity near the ramp and boat clubs.

Surfing

Usually a low shorebreak. Big winter swells do however break over the shallow reefs and bars to produce reasonable waves, when everything else is closed out.

Fishing

Best off Yellow Bluff at high tide where you can reach the reef. At low tide, shallow water and exposed reefs dominate.

General

This is Torquay's most protected beach and is very popular in summer with those who are looking for quieter surf conditions.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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

About

Torquay, VIC 3228

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic295

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Public phone
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Playground
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Saturday 20, Jan 4:42 am

Day 24°    Night 16°
18.9°C
Mostly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

3 am
1.78m
8 am
0.34m
2 pm
1.41m
9 pm
0.10m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Jan

Day 25°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming south to southwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

3 am
1.81m
9 am
0.30m
3 pm
1.47m
9 pm
0.13m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Sat 20, Jan to Sat 27, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm
Sun 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Mon 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Tue 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 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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