Port Campbell Beach - VIC

Port Campbell Beach - VIC

- 28 Jan

1 Port Campbell Beach
Port Campbell 3269, VIC

Port Campbell is the only town along this section of coast, and its beach is one of the few sheltered and relatively safe bathing spots on a notorious stretch of exposed coast. The town and beach occupy a 200 m wide, partially infilled valley, where the small town spreads over the eastern slopes. The 150 m long beach is bounded by the valley sides on the east and the entrance to Port Campbell Creek in the west. A reserve, car park and caravan park, together with the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club, back the beach. The narrow port entrance reduces the waves to a height averaging 0.5 m at the beach. These produce a moderately steep beach fronted by a continuous, narrow bar. Rips only occur during big seas. These big seas often erode the beach, exposing a rocky substrate. The occasional erosion also required a low seawall to be built along the back of the beach. The surf lifesaving club, which was formed in 1963, averages 4 rescues each year.

A relatively safe beach with usually low waves, however the water is deep close inshore, so stay between the flags and away from the rocks to either end. Bigger seas can produce a heavy shorebreak and rips.

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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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