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

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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

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

Weather

Monday 22, Jan 10:52 pm

Day 26°    Night 20°
18.6°C
Humid. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Humid. Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.95m
12 am
0.24m
7 pm
0.85m
1 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 24°    Night 16°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Stronger squalls possible with thunderstorms.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

7 am
0.96m
1 am
0.26m
7 pm
0.86m
2 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 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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