Shelter Cove East - Beach in Snake Island Wellington VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Shelter Cove East

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

The northern end of Wilsons Promontory is dominated by 475 m high Mount Singapore. At its foot are three relatively protected north facing beaches: Shelter Cove West and East and Biddies Cove. They lie along the southern edge of the 3 km wide Franklin Channel; the main tidal... Read more

The northern end of Wilsons Promontory is dominated by 475 m high Mount Singapore. At its foot are three relatively protected north facing beaches: Shelter Cove West and East and Biddies Cove. They lie along the southern edge of the 3 km wide Franklin Channel; the main tidal inlet for Corner Inlet. As a result, strong tidal currents flow off the beaches. The beaches can only be reached by boat.Each beach consists of a steep, reflective high tide beach, fronted by intertidal sand flats that are exposed at low tide. The flats reach a width of 200 m in the middle of the coves, but are narrow off the boundary points. Strong tidal currents run just off the flats.

Swimming

Best at the beach at high tide. The depth over the tidal flats depends on the tide. Do not bathe off the tidal flats, owing to the deep channel and strong currents.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Best off the points that lie close to the main tidal channel.

General

Three similar, protected, sandy beaches facing the tide dominated Franklin Channel.

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Beach Patrols 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.

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
Winds

Information Symbols

Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Saturday, 4 Apr 8:50

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: 0.35km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vic085