Ninety Mile Beach
The longest continuous section of Ninety Mile Beach extends for 125 km from Barrier Landing; on the southern side of Lakes Entrance; down to the next inlet at Shoal Inlet. This magnificent stretch of beach; one of the longest in Australia; begins facing south-south-east, before turning to face south-east,... Read more
The longest continuous section of Ninety Mile Beach extends for 125 km from Barrier Landing; on the southern side of Lakes Entrance; down to the next inlet at Shoal Inlet. This magnificent stretch of beach; one of the longest in Australia; begins facing south-south-east, before turning to face south-east, from where it runs as a near straight beach all the way to Shoal Inlet. While the beach and surf zone change little throughout its length, the backing foredune, dunes, barrier and lakes undergo considerable changes. The beach can be divided into 22 identifiable sections.
Only bathe between the flags at the surf club, as this is an exposed beach with deep troughs and persistent rips. Rips increase adjacent to Red Bluff and toward the entrance walls. Strong winds, particularly from the south and west, intensify the longshore and rip currents.
A popular spot, more for its accessibility than its waves. Best at Red Bluff, where the reefs provide more consistent breaks, and toward the lake entrance where tidal shoals can produce some longer rides. Otherwise the beach breaks depend on the bars, waves, tide and wind and hence are highly variable. All spots are best in a northerly, with moderate south swell.
Like most of Ninety Mile Beach, this is very popular for beach fishing, with a deep trough usually running the length of the beach. Rip channels or holes are also common. Rock and reef fishing on Ninety Mile Beach is only available at Red Bluff and at the north entrance wall.
This is the most popular spot on Ninety Mile Beach. It offers a safer, patrolled beach, with plenty of room for walking and fishing. However, the deep trough and rips produce hazardous bathing conditions and a reasonable surf. So bathe between the flags and only surf with friends.Read less
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Woodside Beach SLSC
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: 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, Jack Smith Lake, Woodside, Reeves, Mclaughlins
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic078