Clonmel Island - Beach in Port Albert Wellington VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Clonmel Island

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

The first three sand islands: Shoal Inlet, Shallow Inlet and Clonmel Island, are nearly a continuation of Ninety Mile Beach, only broken by Shoal, Shallow, Kate Kearney and Port Albert Inlets. The only access to the islands is by boat. All three consist of two parts. The... Read more

The first three sand islands: Shoal Inlet, Shallow Inlet and Clonmel Island, are nearly a continuation of Ninety Mile Beach, only broken by Shoal, Shallow, Kate Kearney and Port Albert Inlets. The only access to the islands is by boat. All three consist of two parts. The first is the central section dominated by normal waves, which have produced a single, usually attached bar, cut by rips every 200 m. The second part consists of the ends of each island, which border the prominent inlets.The strong tidal flows through the inlets have produced both deep tidal channels and extensive tidal shoals. The shoals continue to change and modify the shape and size of the ends of the islands. Waves break well seaward of the beach on these shoals, causing the beach in their lee to be steep and barless. However, strong tidal currents flow along the sides of the beaches.

Swimming

These are isolated and little used islands, so use extreme care if bathing. Stay well clear of the inlet and their deep channels; and on the beach, stay clear of the rips.

Surfing

Waves average about 1 m, producing usually low beach breaks.

Fishing

Most fishing is done from boats in the estuary and channels. However, the beaches offer a shore base for fishing the inlet channels and the beach.

General

Three totally natural and very dynamic islands and inlets.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
11°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
5 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High Tide Range
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Strong Currents

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Passenger ferry
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Thursday, 26 Mar 4:20

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.


Port Albert, VIC 3971
Length: 8km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic081