Sandringham - Beach in Sandringham Bayside VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sandringham VIC

Sandringham Beach is a straight, 2.5 km long beach that faces the south-west. The southern half is backed by steep bluffs, which rise to 30 m at Red Bluff. This section has been eroding and is often narrow. Some seawalls and a groyne have been constructed to... Read more

Sandringham Beach is a straight, 2.5 km long beach that faces the south-west. The southern half is backed by steep bluffs, which rise to 30 m at Red Bluff. This section has been eroding and is often narrow. Some seawalls and a groyne have been constructed to manage both the beach and bluff erosion. The eroding bluffs have also left shallow reefs in the surf zone.Beach Road parallels the beach. It is fronted by the bluffs in the south, with the best access between the Sandringham Life Saving Club and Picnic Point. As the name suggests, there is a foreshore reserve along this section with parking and picnic facilities, as well as the Brighton Amateur Swimming Club. The lifesaving club was formed in 1922.The beach is exposed to westerly winds and waves and these, together with the numerous reefs and rocks, have produced a crenulate beach of varying width. A single bar attaches to the beach in places, and elsewhere is cut by deeper rip channels and longshore troughs. The deeper channels are more prevalent next to the rocks and reefs.

Swimming

Due to the high degree of variability in the nature of the beach, bar and surf, it is safer to bathe in front of the lifesaving club. Stay on the shallower bars and clear of the rocks and reefs.

Surfing

Usually calm, however strong south-westerly winds and waves will produce a break over the bar and reefs.

Fishing

The rocks, reefs and groyne all provide access to deeper water and rip holes.

General

A beach of two parts: a narrow, difficult to access southern half; and a very accessible and well-serviced northern half. Naturally the northern section is the most popular and is patrolled by the lifesaving club.

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Sandringham LSC

Information

About

Sandringham, VIC 3191

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

Length:
2.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP053

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Pool
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 12:01 am

Day 23°    Night 19°
25°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


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.

Tide

8 am
0.84m
2 am
0.17m
8 pm
0.84m
2 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 23°    Night 16°
A few showers. Possible storm

Wind


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.

Tide

9 am
0.83m
2 am
0.19m
8 pm
0.81m
3 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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