Holloway - Beach in Dendy Bayside VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Holloway VIC

At Green Point, the low rocks and reefs have been encased in a 300 m long seawall, which is backed by Brighton Beach Gardens. On the north side of the wall are Holloway and Dendy Street Beaches, both tied to cuspate forelands in lee of more prominent rock reefs.... Read more

At Green Point, the low rocks and reefs have been encased in a 300 m long seawall, which is backed by Brighton Beach Gardens. On the north side of the wall are Holloway and Dendy Street Beaches, both tied to cuspate forelands in lee of more prominent rock reefs. Holloway Beach curves around for just 200 m and is backed by a reserve and scout hall. Pulses of sand move along Green Point and onto Holloway, often forming a small lagoon between the sand pulse and the beach.Dendy Street Beach is 500 m long and tied to two reefs, with the famous series of colourful boat sheds lining most of the beach. The Esplanade parallels both beaches and there are large car parks in the Brighton Gardens, and at the northern end of Dendy Street.The two beaches face due west and are exposed to strong westerly winds and waves. However, extensive reefs lie off both beaches, resulting in deeper rip channels against the reefs, and only a bar along the northern section of Dendy Street Beach.

Swimming

Both beaches are relatively safe under the usual low waves, with the inner section of Holloway and northern Dendy offering a sandy bar, while rocks and reefs occur off the remainder of both beaches.

Surfing

Dendy Street has waves over the bar during very strong westerly winds.

Fishing

The southern seawall and the reef points are the best spots to fish the adjacent deeper rip channels.

General

Dendy Street, with its boat sheds, is one of Melbourne's most photographed beaches. It is also very popular, with good parking and access.

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Information

About

Dendy, VIC 3186

Includes beaches:
Black Rock, Black Rock Point, Half Moon Bay, Sandringham, Hampton, Brighton, Dendy Street, Middle Brighton, Middle Brighton Baths

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP056

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Park
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct 4:28 am

Day 18°    Night 13°
13.2°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Southwesterly winds increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon.

Tide

1 am
0.59m
8 am
0.26m
2 pm
0.67m
9 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 24, Oct

Day 19°    Night 10°
Partly cloudy

Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
0.63m
9 am
0.25m
3 pm
0.66m
9 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Tue 23, Oct to Tue 30, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 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.

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