Koonya Beach, while dominated by rocks and reefs, is one of the more open, sandy beaches in this section of Mornington Peninsula National Park. It is backed by a near continuous foredune with some calcarenite bluffs, but with extensive, generally deeper reefs off the beach. The 750 m... Read more
Koonya Beach, while dominated by rocks and reefs, is one of the more open, sandy beaches in this section of Mornington Peninsula National Park. It is backed by a near continuous foredune with some calcarenite bluffs, but with extensive, generally deeper reefs off the beach. The 750 m long beach has good access via two car parks at the end of Hughes Road, with a loop walking track from the road to the beach. The beach faces south-west and receives waves over the outer reefs averaging 1.5 m. The waves reform in the deeper channel and surge heavily up the beach face.
This beach is moderately safe close inshore when waves are low. However, waves over 1 m will generate a heavy shorebreak and strong currents along the beaches. Also watch the rocks and reefs.
Only a shorebreak at the beach, but there is a chance of waves over the outer reefs at high tide.
There are wide rock platforms, particularly off Pelly Point, at the eastern end. However they are awash at high tide, so use caution if fishing from these. It is safer to fish straight off the beach into relatively deep water.
This beach has good parking and access and is popular for sun bathing and swimming when calm, however use care if there is any surf running and stay well clear of the reefs and rocks.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic265