Kennett River Beach - VIC

Kennett River Beach - VIC

- 28 Jan

1 Kennett River Beach
Kennett River 3243, VIC

Kennett River winds out through a 200 m wide, flat valley to enter the sea across Kennett River Beach. The beach is 200 m long, faces east and is moderately protected by Point Hawdon, which protrudes 500 m to the south-east. The beach is hemmed in by steep, vegetated valley sides, sandstone rock platforms and extensive intertidal and submerged reefs. The Great Ocean Road backs the beach, with a large caravan park across the road. The Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club and car park are wedged in between the road and the beach. The surf club averages 5 rescues each year. Waves average 1.3 m and interact with the sand, rocks, reefs and river mouth to form a narrow surf zone dominated by strong, permanent rips against the rocks and reefs.

Moderately safe when patrolled under low summer conditions, however a very hazardous beach when any swell is running, as strong rips flow out of the bay.

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Community Event
Family Fun
Free admission
Kid Friendly
Ocean Swim
Organisation name
Sonar Group
Street number
Level 2
Address line 1
217 Queen Street
Suburb
Melbourne
State
VIC
Postcode
3000
Contact number
0414 600 861
Contact email
Contact first name
Alistair Ward
Contact ID
936bfe73-88a1-e711-9401-0003ff6f2be9
Contact last name
Wankey

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