Blairgowrie - Beach in Blairgowrie Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Blairgowrie VIC

Blairgowrie is the first in a series of long, sandy beaches and wide sand flats that swing in a 24 km long, north facing arc from The Sisters to Martha Point. Most of the beaches are backed by a foreshore reserve, the Nepean Highway and Marine Drive, providing excellent... Read more

Blairgowrie is the first in a series of long, sandy beaches and wide sand flats that swing in a 24 km long, north facing arc from The Sisters to Martha Point. Most of the beaches are backed by a foreshore reserve, the Nepean Highway and Marine Drive, providing excellent public access and facilities.Blairgowrie Beach is 5 km long and backed by a continuous foreshore reserve and the highway, all the way to the low White Cliffs that form the eastern boundary. The reserve contains all visitor facilities including a narrow, 200 m long jetty, boat ramps and a camping area. This section of the beach faces north-east and is usually calm, except during northerly winds when low wind waves are generated. The beach is usually narrow and fronted by 200 to 300 m wide, shallow sand flats. The flats have up to twelve very low amplitude, shore parallel ridges or 'bars', each ridge just a few centimetres high. Numerous wooden groynes cross the high tide beach, while scores of boats are moored in deeper water off the sand flats.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach, particularly on the sand flats. Best at mid to high tide when the flats are covered. Be careful off the flats as there is deep water and tidal currents.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

You can only fish off the beach at high tide, however the jetties provide the best access to deeper bay water.

General

A long low beach, backed by a reserve and all facilities and fronted by shallow sand flats.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Blairgowrie, VIC 3942

Includes beaches:
Point Macarthur, Point King 1, Point King 2, Sorrento Park, Sorrento Front, Sullivan Bay, Rye - Safety, Rye, Rosebud, Dromana, Safety, Mount Martha Point, Mount Martha South

Length:
5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP016

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:00 pm

Day 14°    Night 12°
9.9°C
Windy. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots, shifting westerly before dawn. Westerly winds easing to 25 to 30 knots late at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres, tending westerly 4 to 7 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
0.91m
9 am
0.27m
4 pm
0.96m
9 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 13°    Night 9°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

4 am
0.93m
10 am
0.31m
4 pm
0.97m
10 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 16th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 18th 2 (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.

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