- Coila Beach
to the south east then south for 4 km, terminating at the usually closed
Coila Bar, that blocks Coila Lake on the north side of Tuross Head.
It is accessible from the Bingie road and off the road leading south
of the point to the Tuross sewerage treatment works. In the south it
can be reached via Tuross Head with a car park and picnic area on the
south side of the Coila Bar.
beach receives most waves, with height averaging 1.5 m. These produce
a continuous bar cut by rips every few hundred metres, with up to 15
rips along the beach, including permanent rips against the northern
rocks and off the Coila Bar. The rips are often linked by a longshore
trough creating additional problems for bathers.
The entire length of this beach is potentially
hazardous, with persistent rips and longshore troughs, as well
as a strong current off the Coila Bar whether the bar is open or not.
Be very careful if bathing along this beach, particularly north of Coila
where it become increasingly isolated.
get sucked in by the rip... Rip currents are the greatest hazards on our beaches.
This video shows what thy are, how to spot them, what to do if you get
stuck in one, and the different types of rips.
- No seas atrapado por la [corriente de] resaca.