North of Flynn Reef the coast trends north-east. It consists of four prominent, 20 to 30 m high, grassy bluffs at Flynn, Tyro, Angelina, and Hen and Chicken reefs. Three long, narrow, crenulate beaches lie in between the bluffs. The beaches continue around the base of the... Read more
North of Flynn Reef the coast trends north-east. It consists of four prominent, 20 to 30 m high, grassy bluffs at Flynn, Tyro, Angelina, and Hen and Chicken reefs. Three long, narrow, crenulate beaches lie in between the bluffs. The beaches continue around the base of the bluffs and are fronted by extensive intertidal rock flats on either side. Low dunes back the beaches, with the small Flynn and McHaffie lagoons behind Farm and Woolshed Beaches. The three beaches are backed by private farmland and public access is restricted to walking along the beaches. The nearest car access and parking are located on the south side of Flynn Reef, at the northern end of Angelina Beach.The beaches all face west and receive waves usually less than 0.5 m. This produces the steep, narrow beaches, which have no bar and deep water close inshore, where there is no reef flat. At low tide, the reefs are exposed and much of the beach is high and dry. The beaches themselves are crenulate in between the reefs and rocks.
These are all relatively safe beaches, with low waves and usually no surf or rips.
The southern point of Farm Beach, known as The Farm, is the last recognised surfing spot on the bay coast. It only works in large outside swell and produces moderate sized left handers.
There are numerous rocks and reefs to fish along here, but few holes or currents.
Three relatively isolated beaches, best suited for a coastal walk.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic213