It is a 600m long, beach east-facing beach bordered by 40m high Little and Careel heads and backed by slopes rising to 100m, covered in houses.
When the winds are coming from the south east, the waves roll through and bounce off the rock ledge, creating the beautiful ‘wedge’ effect. In the right conditions, ‘the wedge’ produces waves like no other, although they are for more experienced surfers. There are also good beach breaks which can be fun in a north-east or east swell. Sometimes there is a strong shore break which can make swimming dangerous.
There is a 25 metre rock pool on the southern end of Whale Beach. The sandy base of the pool on the ocean side creates an immersive experience and its location makes you feel like you’re swimming in the ocean itself. There is a flat rocky platform just south of the rock pool where you can roll our your towel and relax. The perfect beach side escape, Whale Beach has plenty of great restaurants and cafes nearby.
In the right conditions, ‘the wedge’ produces waves like no other.
When the winds are coming from the south east, the waves roll through and bounce off the rock ledge, creating the beautiful ‘wedge’ effect. It’s quick to get going and you’ll be riding quickly down the line.
The wedge is for more experienced surfers, but there’s good beach breaks which can be fun with a north-east or east swell.
- Good swimming and body surfing conditions
- Strong shore break at times
- Excellent surfing conditions at the north end
- Good surfing breaks along the beach. Best in north easterly winds.