Cape Woolamai Surf Beach Phillip Island

Cape Woolamai Surf Beach is the longest and most exposed beach on Phillip Island, and is a popular spot for experienced surfers.

Woolamai Beach Road, Cape Woolamai, Victoria, 3925

Description: Cape Woolamai Beach is the site of  Phillip Island's only surf lifesaving club, founded in 1959. The beach is 4.2 km long and faces south-west into the high waves and westerly winds. Strong rips make this beach dangerous for swimming, however the big waves offer some of the best surfing in Victoria. Patrolled during the summer months. For beach conditions and safety click here.

Beach Facts:

  • A popular beach for experienced surfers, bathers, beach walkers and fishermen.  
  • This beach is part of the National Surfing Reserve 
  • Amenities – Toilets (including a designated accessible toilet) and change rooms 
  • Parking – Sealed car park
  • Food - There are local food stores nearby  providing hot and cold food, drinks and coffee
  • Access - Via stairs or ramp, ramp suitable for beach wheelchair

Beach Safety:

  • This beach can have strong rips and currents
  • Cape Woolamai Surf Beach is patrolled over the summer period every weekend from 1 December 2018- 22 April 2018 and during the week from 27th of December 2017- 9 February 2018. 
  • Lifesavers are only on duty when the red and yellow flags are displayed.  Remember to always swim between the flags
  • The beaches are not patrolled between 29 January to 25 December
  • For more information visit
  • Rock fishermen are advised to exercise extreme caution.  Download the rock fishing safety brochure (multiple languages) 
  • For multilingual information on rips and beach safety visit

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