Beaches of the Victorian Coast and Port Phillip Bay
Beaches of the Victorian Coast and Port Phillip Bay
Andrew Short
SUP - Marine Studies
ISBN: 9780958650403

298 pages, 132 original figures, including 41 photographs; glossary, general index, beach index, surf index.

This book provides the first description of all Victorian ocean and Port Phillip Bay beaches. It is based on the results of the Victorian section of the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program.

It has two aims: firstly, to provide the public with general information on the origin and nature of Victorian beaches, including the contribution of geology, oceanography, climate and biota to the beaches, together with information on beach hazards and beach safety.

The second aim is to provide a description of each beach emphasising its physical characteristics, including its name/s, location, access, facilities, dimensions and the character of the beach and surf zone. In particular, it comments on the suitability of the beach for swimming, surfing and fishing, with special emphasis on the natural hazards. Based on the physical hazards, all beaches are rated in terms of their public beach safety and are scaled accordingly from 1 (safest) to 10 (least safe).