Entrance Point - Beach in Snake Island Wellington VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Entrance Point

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Entrance Point forms the northern tip of a large accumulation of sandy ridges, which have been deposited by waves and tides at the southern entrance to Corner Inlet. In places, the sand ridges are 3 km wide. They parallel the southern beach, but curve around into the inlet... Read more

Entrance Point forms the northern tip of a large accumulation of sandy ridges, which have been deposited by waves and tides at the southern entrance to Corner Inlet. In places, the sand ridges are 3 km wide. They parallel the southern beach, but curve around into the inlet behind the northern beach. A mobile, cuspate, sandy foreland marks the boundary between the tide dominated northern beach and wave dominated southern beaches. Hunter Point, which rises steeply to 350 m high Mount Hunter, separates the two southern beaches; with the large Lighthouse Point forming the southern boundary of Hunter Beach. All beaches can only be reached by boat or on foot. The nearest walking track reaches the southern side of Lighthouse Point.The northern beach lies in lee of the extensive ebb tidal shoals and faces north-east. It consequently receives very low waves and has a steep beach face in lee of variable tidal channel and shoal deposits. Once around the point and down the straight east facing southern beaches, the tidal shoals while still present, begin to move offshore and dissipate. This allows wave height to increase down the beach, reaching 1 m at the southern end. These waves, plus occasional higher waves, have built a steep beach face, fronted by a deep trough and longshore bar paralleling the beach. Low waves surge against the beach, while only larger waves break on the bar.

Swimming

Use caution here, even if waves are low. The water is usually deep against the beach face and strong tidal and/or wave generated currents occur in the troughs and tidal channels.

Surfing

Usually none, with at best a shorebreak on the southern beach. The very southern end, toward Hunter and Lighthouse Points, can provide a better beach break at mid tide.

Fishing

You can fish straight off the beach into the deep trough.

General

An interesting, relatively long, straight and steep beach.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High Tide Range
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Saturday, 28 Mar 11:19

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.


Snake Island, VIC 3971
Length: 1.5km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic087