Jack Smith Lake
South of Seaspray the beach continues to change. The sand remains fine all the way to Reeves Beach. This results in a double bar system, with a usually attached inner bar cut by rips every 250 m, a trough, then the outer bar. In addition, the beach... Read more
South of Seaspray the beach continues to change. The sand remains fine all the way to Reeves Beach. This results in a double bar system, with a usually attached inner bar cut by rips every 250 m, a trough, then the outer bar. In addition, the beach is eroding along parts of this section, which usually results in a scarped dune at the back of the beach.The first beach access south of Seaspray is McGaurans Beach. The McGaurans Beach Road runs straight out to the beach, where there is a small car park but no facilities. Four kilometres to the south is Jack Smith Lake Beach; named after the backing lake. Access to this beach is via a 2 km track off the Seaspray Road. The track can be flooded during wet weather.
Ninety Mile Beach is a long, potentially hazardous and largely isolated beach. Approximately 500 rips occur along this beach, which, together with the longshore trough, dominate the beach circulation. A heavy shorebreak also occurs on the steeper section of the beach. In the deep trough that separates the beach from the bar, there are usually strong longshore and rip currents; often with a pronounced easterly drift. Use extreme caution if bathing on Ninety Mile Beach. Do not bathe alone. Stay close inshore on the beach or attached bar, if present. Do not swim out into the trough or to the outer bar, unless you are very experienced.
The numerous rips and longshore bar produce literally hundreds of potential beach breaks, particularly on the outer bar. Conditions vary considerably and are best with a low to moderate south swell and north to north-west winds.
Ninety Mile Beach and the backing Gippsland Lakes are a fishing paradise. The continuous trough and hundreds of rips produce any number of good spots for beach fishing.Read less
Beach Patrols Change Day
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.
Includes beaches: Ninety Mile Beach, Barrier Landing, Second Blowhole, First Blow Hole, Bunga Arm, Steamer Landing, Ocean Grange, Lake Reeve, Lochs Port/stockyard Hill, Paradise, Golden, Delray, The Wreck, Flamingo, Glomar, The Honeysuckles, Seaspray, Lake Denison, Mcgaurans, Woodside, Reeves, Mclaughlins
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic078S