Friday, 2 September 2011

Jan Juc

Jan Juc is a seaside village wedged between Torquay and Bells Beach.  Surrounded by tall cliffs the size of the sandy beach depends on the tide.  When the tide is out it's a popular spot for walking and surf fishing.  Dogs are allowed on some parts of the beach.

View of Jan Juc beach early evening

The beach itself is popular for swimmers and surfers alike. Jan Juc beach is potentially hazardous with high waves and persistent rips. So remember to always stay between the flags and away from the rips and rocks.  For more information see these beach safety tips

Waves at Jan Juc

Latest surf forecast.  For a live view of Jan Juc see the Coastalwatch webcam - updated each hour.

Some of the rocks surfers need to avoid

The beach is patrolled in the summer months by volunteer life savers from the Jan Juc Surf Life Savings Club

A 4 kilometre walking track winds along the cliff tops from Jan Juc to Bells Beach and provides spectacular views of the beach as you wander through beautiful coastal bushland.

Sunset from a lookout at Jan Juc

Rock formations and rock pools provide areas of interest and  I particularly love the point between Jan Juc and Torquay where a number of rock formations are accessible when the tide is out.

View of the ocean from the point between Jan Juc and Torquay

Fisherman's Beach Torquay looking towards Jan Juc

One of my favourite memories of Jan Juc was watching a Southern Right whale and its calf frolicking off Jan Juc beach. It travelled onto Fishermans's Beach at Torquay where large crowds of people gathered.

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