Hen And Chicken - Beach in Ventnor Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Hen And Chicken VIC

Hen and Chicken Beach is named after the offshore reef of the same name. It is a short, 150 m long beach, backed by steep, 20 m high bluffs with bright red bases. McHaffie or Grossard Point forms the northern boundary, with Grossard Point Road terminating at a... Read more

Hen and Chicken Beach is named after the offshore reef of the same name. It is a short, 150 m long beach, backed by steep, 20 m high bluffs with bright red bases. McHaffie or Grossard Point forms the northern boundary, with Grossard Point Road terminating at a car park on the point. A second car park is located on the bluffs behind the beach. The beach itself faces north-west and usually receives low swell, less than 0.5 m; and wind waves, which build the narrow, relatively steep beach. Reef flats are exposed along the length of the beach at low tide.

Swimming

Relatively safe and best at high tide when the rock flats are covered.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at low tide, or off the beach at high tide.

General

A small accessible beach best suited for sunbathing and fishing.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Ventnor, VIC 3922

Length:
0.15km

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

Beach Key:
 vic216

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Park
  • 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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