Clifton Springs Beach
The Clifton Springs section of coast is characterised by near continuous bluffs averaging 20m high, and is fronted by a narrow, crenulate beach and wide sand flats. The first section lies to the immediate west of the boat ramp, which provides the best access, and has 400m wide sand flats.
The central section is the site of the main Clifton Springs recreational beach. It is the most popular of the northern Bellarine Peninsula beaches. It is located below 20 m high bluffs and is backed by an extensive foreshore reserve, with ample parking and picnic facilities.
Most facilities and parking are on the bluffs, with more limited facilities at the beach. The narrow, 500 m long beach faces north-west and is fronted by tidal flats that extend several hundred metres into the bay. The width of the flats can be gauged by the length of the ruins of the 400m long jetty.
The eastern beach is a 5km long, narrow, crenulate beach lying below the bluffs, which slowly decrease in height to the east. It fronts the Clifton Springs golf course and terminates 1 km west of Point Richards. While all of this beach is backed by a foreshore reserve, access is limited to the golf course or Beacon Point Road and bluff-top Water Drive. It has no facilities.
Three relatively safe beaches, with best bathing on the main beach at mid to high tide.
Only at high tide from the beach.
A usually quiet section of coast with the main beach being the most accessible and popular.
Type: Formal parking area
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 guarentee that all translations will be accurate.
General Beach Hazard Rating: 1
Least hazardous: 1-3
Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
Hazard rating refers to physical beach and surf conditions ONLY and does not include potentially dangerous marine life.