Brighton Beach is a 1 km long, south-west facing beach, lying between the New Street groyne and Green Point. It is paralleled by a seawall and walkway, foreshore reserve and Beach Road. It is backed by Brighton shops and the railway station. The reserve has a large... Read more
Brighton Beach is a 1 km long, south-west facing beach, lying between the New Street groyne and Green Point. It is paralleled by a seawall and walkway, foreshore reserve and Beach Road. It is backed by Brighton shops and the railway station. The reserve has a large parking area and picnic facilities.The beach is exposed to strong south-west winds and waves and, when they occur, they maintain a 60 to 100 m wide bar. This is either separated from the beach by a trough and/or cut by rip channels. In addition, rocks outcrop on parts of the beach, with more extensive reefs toward Green Point.
Relatively safe when waves are low. However, water may be deep off the beach and there are rocks and reefs in places. During periods of strong winds and waves, longshore and rip currents are generated.
Strong south west winds will produce surf over the bars and reefs at high tide.
There are usually good rip holes against the rocks and often a trough along the beach, plus the southern groyne and rocks at Green Point to fish from.
A very accessible and popular beach with foreshore facilities. However beaware of the often deep water and reefs.Read less
Mon, 15 Oct 22:30
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots in the east early in the morning and again in the evening.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending east to northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
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 chance of a thunderstorm.
|Mon 15th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm|
|Tue 16th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm|
|Wed 17th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm|
|Thu 18th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 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.