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Frankston VIC

Frankston Beach forms the southern end of the 9 km long beach that runs almost due north to the Patterson River mouth at Carrum. The Frankston section is 2.5 km long and begins at the southern boat launching area. It includes the 500 m long Frankston Pier, Kananook Creek... Read more

Frankston Beach forms the southern end of the 9 km long beach that runs almost due north to the Patterson River mouth at Carrum. The Frankston section is 2.5 km long and begins at the southern boat launching area. It includes the 500 m long Frankston Pier, Kananook Creek mouth and the beach to the north.The beach averages 50 m in width, with a moderate to steep shoreline. Bayward of this are three bars. The inner bar is usually highly rhythmic, consisting of alternating shallow attached bars and shoals, separated by bays with deeper rip holes and channels, spaced about every 150 m. The second less rhythmic bar lies up to 100 m off the beach, while the third straight bar may be up to 200 m offshore. The three bars are clearly visible from the pier, though waves will only break on the outer two, when they are greater than 1 m.Frankston Beach houses the lifesaving club, founded in 1924, and is backed by the town with all facilities, including the Frankston Pier. Parking is available at the boat ramp, pier and lifesaving club.

Swimming

Relatively safe on the inner bar and in the patrolled area. Watch children as deeper troughs and holes are common. Strong winds will rapidly increase the wave height and generate rip currents in the troughs. Warning: Do not jump off the pier, as the outer bars are shallow and this practice has been known to result in serious injuries.

Surfing

During strong westerly winds, wind waves up to 2 m high break over the outer bars, providing sloppy beach breaks.

Fishing

Best is off the Pier or the southern rocks.

General

A very popular beach owing to the good road and rail access and full range of amenities.

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Frankston LSC

Information

About

Karingal, VIC 3199

Includes beaches:
Frankston-carrum, Seaford, Carrum

Length:
2.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP043A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Cafe
  • Kiosk
  • Boat ramp
  • Shade
  • Natural shade
  • Toilets
  • Artificial shade
  • Shops
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Boat ramp

Regulation Symbols

  • Shared Footway
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • Vessels Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 12:31 am

Day 24°    Night 18°
C
Few showers

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the east during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly and easing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and becoming variable along parts of the coast with local inshore seabreezes developing to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: breezes developing to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

9 am
0.79m
2 am
0.16m
8 pm
0.80m
2 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 22°    Night 16°
A few showers. Possible storm

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout late afternoon and reaching 20 knots in the southeast in the late evening.
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 risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls.

Tide

9 am
0.80m
2 am
0.21m
9 pm
0.79m
3 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

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


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind variable to 5 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes to about 10 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: breezes to about 10 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 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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