Shelly - Beach in Summerlands Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Shelly VIC

Shelly Beach lies in the southern corner of Cat Bay. Ventnor Road runs along the top of the grassy bluffs that back the 750 m long beach, with three car parks located behind the beach. The beach faces north and is sheltered from direct westerly waves by Point... Read more

Shelly Beach lies in the southern corner of Cat Bay. Ventnor Road runs along the top of the grassy bluffs that back the 750 m long beach, with three car parks located behind the beach. The beach faces north and is sheltered from direct westerly waves by Point Sambell. Generally, low waves averaging 0.5 m arrive at the beach. The beach is narrow and steep at high tide, while at low tide it widens a little, but is fronted by near continuous, low tide rock flats.

Swimming

Relatively safe owing to the usually low waves. Best at high tide when the rocks are covered, however then the water is deep inshore.

Surfing

No surf at the beach, however the well-known Cat Bay has two point breaks. Left Point is a left hand break over the reefs off Point Sambell, while Right Point is a right hander that breaks off the northern or right point. In addition, spilling waves break over the rock flats when the waves are up and the tide is right.

Fishing

You can fish the reefs off the beach at high tide, or the rock gullies at low tide from the beach or platforms.

General

This beach is accessible and usually quiet; suitable for bathing at high tide. A popular surfing spot when the swell is up.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled 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.

Information

About

Summerlands, VIC 3922

Length:
0.75km

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

Beach Key:
 vic211

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Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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