Front - Beach in Torquay Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Front VIC

Torquay's Front Beach fronts the town centre. It is a well-appointed beach with a well-maintained foreshore reserve between The Esplanade and the beach. There are numerous facilities in the reserve, including a tourist information centre. A seawall and a row of tall Norfolk Island pines back the... Read more

Torquay's Front Beach fronts the town centre. It is a well-appointed beach with a well-maintained foreshore reserve between The Esplanade and the beach. There are numerous facilities in the reserve, including a tourist information centre. A seawall and a row of tall Norfolk Island pines back the beach, and several wooden groynes cross the beach.The beach faces due east and runs for 1 km from Yellow Bluff to Point Danger. The point and its reefs protect the beach, which receives waves averaging less than 1 m. These maintain a shallow, continuous, attached bar.

Swimming

This is Torquay's most popular family beach, with usually low waves, a shallow bar and no rips, plus the added safety of a summer lifeguard patrol.

Surfing

Usually a low beach break used by learners. During big swell, waves can make it around Point Danger to break as right handers off Front Beach.

Fishing

The best location is on Point Danger. However, watch the waves and tides, as it is awash at high tide.

General

Torquay's showpiece beach with good access, facilities, a lifeguard and usually low, safe surf.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Torquay Front (Lifeguards)

Mon

15/01

Tue

16/01

Wed

17/01

Thu

18/01

Fri

19/01

Sat

20/01

Sun

21/01

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

Information

About

Torquay, VIC 3228

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 vic296

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Street parking
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Saturday 20, Jan 4:44 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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