Gunnamatta Surf Beach

Gunnamatta Surf Beach - Fingal

Gunnamatta is one of the most consistent, year round, beach breaks in Australia. It is a wonderful 3 kilometre stretch of wild Bass Strait coast, part of 30 kilometres of beach from Rye to Cape Schank, with stunning views of pounding surf all the way to the Cape Schanck lighthouse . Truemans Road takes you through the dunes to the large beach car park and surf lifesaving club. Deep rip holes, rocks and reefs make it a popular spot for beach and rock fishing but the rips can make swimming unsafe. The Gunnamatta Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1966 to service this very hazardous beach.

The purity of the water has been compromised by the sewage outfall at Boags Rocks at the eastern end of the beach where the water can be dirty and smell of detergent. However the Eastern Treatment Plant is being upgraded to improve the quality of water discharged and there should be significant improvement by late 2012.