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.
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.
Usually calm, however strong south-westerly winds and waves will produce a break over the bar and reefs.
The rocks, reefs and groyne all provide access to deeper water and rip holes.
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.Read less
Tue, 17 Jul 18:36
Cancellation of Road Weather Alert for Melbourne
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the southwest, tending northerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, but reaching 30 knots offshore and in the far west. Winds shifting westerly 30 to 40 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 80% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail at night.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
|Tue 17th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Wed 18th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Thu 19th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Fri 20th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.