Beach Access & River Crossings
Beaches: Many beaches are exposed to high tides, large waves and hidden dangers like ocean currents, rips and reefs. Beaches along the walk track are not patrolled by lifesavers, so you won't see red and yellow flags. Parks Victoria recommends swimming only on beaches patrolled by Surf Lifesavers. For information on patrolled swimming beaches, contact the Apollo Bay or Port Campbell Visitor Information Centres.
River crossing: No pedestrian bridge exists for Elliot, Parker and Johanna River crossings. Hikers may need to wade across rivers after high rainfall. It is your responsibility to carefully assess depth and flow before you cross. Be prepared to wait until you consider it safe to cross.