The Seaspray section of Ninety Mile Beach is a 2 km long section centred on the small seaside holiday settlement of Seaspray. The beach is straight, faces the south-east, and receives southerly waves averaging 1.4 m. However, higher waves associated with westerly gales and the finer sand along... Read more
The Seaspray section of Ninety Mile Beach is a 2 km long section centred on the small seaside holiday settlement of Seaspray. The beach is straight, faces the south-east, and receives southerly waves averaging 1.4 m. However, higher waves associated with westerly gales and the finer sand along this section produce a wide, low beach; fronted by a 120 m wide surf zone containing two shore parallel bars. The inner bar is usually attached to the shore and is either continuous (LTT) or cut by rip channels every 250 m. A 50 m wide, 2 m deep trough lies between the inner and outer bars. Waves greater than 1 m usually break on the outer bar, which is also cut by rip channels and currents every few hundred metres. There is a tendency for the waves and currents to run up the beach, due to the common south to westerly winds.The surf club, formed in 1955, is located in the centre of the foreshore reserve and adjacent to the caravan park. Most facilities are available at the club and adjacent park and settlement.
A moderately safe beach owing to the usually shallow, attached bar. However, watch for the adjoining rips and longshore trough, which can contain strong currents. Do not bathe on the outer bar unless you are experienced. This is a patrolled beach, however 4 rescues occur on average each year, so stay between the flags.
Potential beach breaks on both the inner and outer bars; with the outer bar being the best during moderate waves and light north to westerly winds.
Excellent beach fishing both in the beach gutters (the rips), together with the longshore trough off the inner bar.
Seaspray has all the facilities required for a day at the beach with shops and a grassy foreshore reserve providing good parking and access to a moderately safe and patrolled beach.Read less
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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, Lake Denison, Mcgaurans, Jack Smith Lake, Woodside, Reeves, Mclaughlins
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic078P