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

Marine Warnings

Thu, 22 Feb 17:05
Road Weather Alert for Melbourne

Thu, 22 Feb 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Thursday 22, Feb 7:36 pm

Day 25°    Night 17°
23.2°C
Light rain at times

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Tide

6 am
0.82m
6 pm
0.78m
12 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 23, Feb

Day 30°    Night 18°
Rain at times clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

6 am
0.82m
12 am
0.34m
7 pm
0.78m
12 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 22, Feb to Thu 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 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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