Discovery Bay Estuary Beach - VIC

  Rest Area,P-Bay,Day Use


DEG: -38.056355 140.993958
DMS: 38º 03' 22.88" S 140º 59' 38.25" E
UTM: 54 H 5787932mN 499470mE
Altitude: 4.6m


Address & Contact

Beach Rd
Nelson VIC 3292
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A


End of Beach Road, walking access to Estuary Beach and Livingstone’s Island Nature Walk. Public amenities and tables.

Discovery Bay Estuary Beach offers a unique beach experience for visitors – it’s by no means an ordinary beach. This is where the Southern Ocean and the Glenelg River meet, creating a one-of-a-kind natural wonder.
One side of the beach has a slow, tranquil river, while the other end has roaring waves - a sight worth seeing.

The beach itself is also home to an oxbow lake. When the river is closed, it’s safe enough to walk across its mouth. But when it’s open, visitors will need a boat to cross the estuary safely.

Though Discovery Bay Estuary Beach is a marvellous attraction, visitors should avoid swimming at all costs because it’s considered hazardous due to the rips on the beach.

Fishing is a popular activity along the river mouth. Otherwise, going for a stroll is a great way to enjoy this area.

Take note that Discovery Bay Estuary Beach is best admired from the land. Surf Life Saving Australia does not provide patrolling services here.

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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Gambier Aero
Distance from Discovery Bay Estuary Beach 39.39km NW
Mean Max. °C25.
Mean Min. °C11.111.710.
Mean Rain mm27.026.035.354.770.183.599.095.472.661.146.838.7

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