Flynn - Beach in Summerlands Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Flynn VIC

Flynn Beach is the northern beach in Cat Bay. Ventnor Road runs behind the low dune field that covers the bluffs backing the beach, with car parks at the northern and southern ends. The 1.3 km long beach is bounded by Flynn Reef in the north and similar... Read more

Flynn Beach is the northern beach in Cat Bay. Ventnor Road runs behind the low dune field that covers the bluffs backing the beach, with car parks at the northern and southern ends. The 1.3 km long beach is bounded by Flynn Reef in the north and similar reefs to the south. The beach faces west-south-west and receives waves averaging 0.6 m. These produce a steep, narrow beach, which widens as the tide falls. A narrow cobble beach lies between the sand and the bluffs.

Swimming

Relatively safe when waves are low, with deep water usually right off the beach. Larger waves will produce a heavy shorebreak.

Surfing

Usually none at the beach, however the reefs at both ends can produce good waves when the swell is up. The southern reef has a right hander called Sunliners, while the northern Flynn Reef is a very popular right hander.

Fishing

You can fish deep water off the beach at high tide, however the rocks and reefs at each end are the more popular spots.

General

An exposed beach with usually low waves, suitable for bathing, but most popular with surfers.

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Information

About

Summerlands, VIC 3922

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic212

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Sat, 23 Feb 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria


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.

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