Lochs Port/stockyard Hill - Beach in Loch Sport Wellington VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Lochs Port/stockyard Hill VIC

Stockyard Hill refers to a prominent 20 m high foredune on the beach near Loch Sport. There is a road out to the beach and parking at the hill. Private property lies to either side with no public access. Read more

Stockyard Hill refers to a prominent 20 m high foredune on the beach near Loch Sport. There is a road out to the beach and parking at the hill. Private property lies to either side with no public access.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

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.

Fishing

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.

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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

Loch Sport, VIC 3851

Includes beaches:
Ninety Mile Beach, Barrier Landing, Second Blowhole, First Blow Hole, Bunga Arm, Steamer Landing, Ocean Grange, Lake Reeve, Paradise, Golden, Delray, The Wreck, Flamingo, Glomar, The Honeysuckles, Seaspray, Lake Denison, Mcgaurans, Jack Smith Lake, Woodside, Reeves, Mclaughlins

Length:
0.02km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic078H

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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