sandbar provides easy access to the beach and also to the lake.
The quality of the water in the lake can vary, but it has
open twice within two years and the influx of fresh sea water has
ensured excellent conditions. While the lake is closed from
sea there are no tides and the sandbar can provide gentle slopes into
the lake that even toddlers can enjoy without the fear of
However make sure young children are closely supervised at
Take care and
follow the signs like the one in the photo shown here. Lake
is an unpatrolled
beach and swimmers/surfers should be very careful. It usually
has a shallow
50metres out and this creates a channel and dampens the effects of the
waves. This is much more
obvious at low tide and rips can occur in this system. Check this Beach
Safe article, and excellent source of information.
There are patrolled beaches in Lakes
Entrance, opposite the Foot Bridge ie
The Main Beach, and sometimes at Eastern Beach. Stay inside
marker flags and have someone watch out for you to alert the expert
Surf Rescue teams to help you if get into trouble.
rely on this photo, get up close and read the original very
carefully. A number of people have drowned in the surf at
beach as recently as early 2009. One was just fetching a
beach cricket ball from the surf. Put your safety first.
If you check out this Bureau
link you will see an up todate satellite scan of the water around East
Gippsland. You can see the warmer currents trying to get down
from Sydney direction. The image used below is a reduced version
just whet your appetite.
Jan 14 2014, 40year old man drowns at Lake Tyers Beach
Lake Tyers from time to time opens and when is closes it usually has
formed some interesting little meanders that create great swimming
locations inside the lake and still with clean sea water.
An idyllic spot for a hassle free swim, though watch out for the
they bite your toes and draw blood if you are not careful.
Taken from the walking track between Number 1 and Number 2 boat ramps
How nice is that?