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SORRENTO FRONT

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicP014
Includes Beaches:
point macarthur point king 1 point king 2 sorrento park sullivan bay blairgowrie rye - safety rye rosebud dromana safety mount martha point mount martha south
State/Region:
VIC Sorrento
Post Code:
3943
Length:
1.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
sorrento park  (0.6km) sullivan bay  (0.8km) diamond bay  (0.9km) st pauls  (1.1km) point king 2  (1.1km)

Beach

Sorrento is the largest town on the Nepean Peninsula and the centre of numerous aquatic activities. The town sits on 20 m high, calcarenite bluffs, which outcrop at Policeman's Point. The point also divides the two Sorrento beaches. The Park Beach is backed by Sorrento Park, which has picnic facilities, a boat launching ramp and a number of private jetties and boat sheds. The 200 m long Sorrento Jetty runs out from Policeman's Point, with the Front Beach located on the eastern side. The beach is entirely backed by foreshore reserves with numerous facilities, including a second smaller jetty and a camping reserve toward the eastern end.Both beaches face north-east and are sheltered from most waves, with the beach usually narrow and steep, and fronted by 100 to 150 m wide tidal flats. The water is deep inshore at high tide, while the flats are exposed at low tide.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches, with bathing best at mid to high tide. However, stay clear of the busy main jetty and boat ramp.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetties are the most popular spots.

General

Two popular beaches with foreshore reserves containing most facilities for visitors.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Showers Showers
  • Shade Shade
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:57

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • Winds Winds

    Service Providers

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      WEATHER

      Tue, 30 Aug 12:00 pm

      CERBERUS AWS (23 km)


      Rain at times.
      12.40 °C
      NNE/6 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      TueWedThuFriSatSun
      15° 11° 15° 11° 14° 10° 13° 13° 10° 14° 10°

      WATER

      11

      Issued at Mon, 29 Aug 14:03

      SWELL FORECAST

      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • ENE
        23 km/h
        0.9m
      • NNE
        36 km/h
        1.8m
      • N
        23 km/h
        0.8m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        0.5m
      • WNW
        19 km/h
        0.4m
      • ESE
        8 km/h
        0.1m
      • SE
        16 km/h
        0.3m
      • SSE
        29 km/h
        0.6m

      Sorrento issued at Mon, 29 Aug 19:09

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning northerly in the middle of the day.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.

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