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Black Rock Beach




Black Rock beach is a popular summer beach next to the main Beach Road, but shielded by the vegetated bluff, with the protection of the lifesaving club and shops across the road in Black Rock.

Black Rock Beach is a relatively narrow beach lying below 20 m high, vegetated bluffs. Beach Road runs along the top of the bluffs and the Black Rock Life Saving Club sits on top of the bluffs, with a good view of the beach.

A car park and a picnic area are located on the bluffs just south of the club house.

The main beach is 750 m long and is composed of medium to coarse sand, which produces a steep beach face and usually no bar. As a result, deep water lies immediately off the beach.

The beach narrows to the south, where the bluffs were stabilised in the 1930s with the construction of a seawall and walkway. The eroding bluffs left sandstone reefs off the beach, on which higher waves break, particularly at low tide.

To the north, reefs increase toward Black Rock Point, with a bluff separating the main beach from the smaller, reef dominated Point Beach.

Swimming - An exposed beach, with a steep beach face and deep water off the beach. This makes it good for swimming, but a hazard for young children and non-swimmers. Also watch the patchy reefs off the beach, and longshore currents if waves are breaking. The Point Beach is only suitable at high tide, as the reefs are exposed at low tide.

Review:


Opposite #308 Beach Road is a car park with ticketed parking from 8am to 8pm including public holidays. Fees are $5.30 per hour or $16.80 daily. At the top of the cliff there is a really nice playground with a pirate ship structure which has some tables, BBQ and water tap.

A concrete path with a sea-wall runs along the coast from the south to Black Rock beach. At the south there is a little strip of sand in front of the sea-wall and it then widens as you get to the main part of the beach.

To the north of the playground is a concrete path down to the beach. This intersects the north end of the path which runs southwards beside the sea-wall for a long way.

To the north is a reasonably wide sandy beach. 100m to the north is the Black Rock Life Saving Club building which has paths on the side leading down to the beach. The beach continues for about 300m until you reach a rocky point where there is an access point back to the top of the cliff. Next to the Black Rock Life Saving Club are beach showers.

Toilets are 100m north of the playground at the top of the cliff and there is also a sculpture titled "Beacon" by Faustas Saduskas made from black Buchan marble. Some explanation of the sculpture is "These fossiliferous rocks have metamorphosed into one form that juxtaposes the elements of land, sea and air, and are encrusted with life's remnants having existed before and enduring beyond its maker". Now that we've cleared that up, enjoy the rest of your visit to Black Rock beach.

Access for Dogs:


Peak period: 1 November 31 March
- Dogs are prohibited between 10am and 7.30pm
- Dogs are permitted off leash between 7.30pm and 10am

Off Peak period: 1 April 31 October
- Dogs are permitted off leash at all times.

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Address | Contact


288 Beach Road,  Black Rock 3193, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: 85 Ref: J4

Web Links


Link Black Rock Beach (BeachSafe)

Link Black Rock Life Saving Club

Link Black Rock Life Saving Club Nippers on Facebook



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