Reeves - Beach in Woodside Beach Wellington VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Reeves

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Reeves Beach is the southernmost part of Ninety Mile Beach that is accessible by road, with the Reeves Beach Road terminating at the beach. There is a camping area behind the beach, but no other facilities. A 4WD track runs for a few kilometres down the back of... Read more

Reeves Beach is the southernmost part of Ninety Mile Beach that is accessible by road, with the Reeves Beach Road terminating at the beach. There is a camping area behind the beach, but no other facilities. A 4WD track runs for a few kilometres down the back of the dunes, where it links up with the foot track from the estuarine Mclaughlins Beach. These tracks provide access to Mclaughlins Beach; the southernmost on Ninety Mile Beach. Two kilometres south of the foot track, the beach ends at Shoal Inlet.The last kilometre of the beach towards Shoal Inlet is increasingly impacted by the inlet's tidal shoals and currents. These produce variable currents and more hazardous bathing conditions. They do however improve the fishing potential, as well as the surfing breaks.

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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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
11°C
Water
14°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

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Strong Currents

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Formal parking area
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Monday, 26 Oct 7:29

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.