North of Ricketts Point, the coast trends north-west for 2 km to Quiet Corner. It is dominated by 10 to 20 m high, vegetated bluffs, fronted by extensive rocks and reefs. Between the bluffs and rocks are three narrow, crenulate beaches. Beaumaris Yacht Club Beach is 700... Read more
North of Ricketts Point, the coast trends north-west for 2 km to Quiet Corner. It is dominated by 10 to 20 m high, vegetated bluffs, fronted by extensive rocks and reefs. Between the bluffs and rocks are three narrow, crenulate beaches. Beaumaris Yacht Club Beach is 700 m long, with sand, then increasing reef, to the north. Beaumaris North Beach is 800 m long and dominated by reefs throughout, while 100 m long Quiet Corner is hemmed in between two bluffs, with a seawall and walkway along the base of the bluffs. Beach Road runs along the top of the bluffs and parallels the beaches, however vehicle access is restricted to the yacht club, where there is a large car park and picnic area. Elsewhere, parking is on Beach Road, with a climb down the bluffs required to reach North Beach and Quiet Corner.The three beaches face south-west, exposing them to periodic strong, south-west winds and waves. The waves break heavily over the reefs and only at Beaumaris Yacht Club Beach is there sufficient sand to build a generally attached bar, with rip channels running along the reefs.
Best at high tide when the rocks and reefs are covered. Dangerous when there are wind waves, owing to the dominance of reefs and rip currents.
Only during strong south-westerlies and at high tide over the reefs.
There are numerous gutters in the reefs along this section, with best conditions at high tide.
Three relatively natural, narrow beaches, with a strip of sand and an increasingly rock and reef dominated surf.Read less
Tue, 16 Oct 05:20
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the east during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly and easing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and becoming variable along parts of the coast with local inshore seabreezes developing to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: breezes developing to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout late afternoon and reaching 20 knots in the southeast in the late evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind variable to 5 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes to about 10 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: breezes to about 10 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.
|Tue 16th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm|
|Wed 17th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm|
|Thu 18th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm|
|Fri 19th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm|
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.