Montforts - Beach in Blairgowrie Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Montforts VIC

Bridgewater Bay, Fowlers Beach and Montforts Beach lie in the Mornington Peninsula National Park, either side of Koreen Point. St Johns Wood Road runs 2 km straight from Blairgowrie to a car park behind the point. All three beaches are backed by 10 to 20 m high calcarenite... Read more

Bridgewater Bay, Fowlers Beach and Montforts Beach lie in the Mornington Peninsula National Park, either side of Koreen Point. St Johns Wood Road runs 2 km straight from Blairgowrie to a car park behind the point. All three beaches are backed by 10 to 20 m high calcarenite bluffs, capped by sand dunes, with some of the dunes reaching down to the beach at Fowlers and Montforts. The beaches are narrow and only active at high tide, being fronted by over 100 m of rocks and reef flats that dominate the surf zone. Waves average 1.5 m on the reefs, but are lower at the beaches.

Swimming

These are three dangerous beaches, with reef dominated surf at high tide and exposed rocks and reefs at low tide. Montforts has some sheltered tidal pools at low tide, which offer the most suitable spot for bathing.

Surfing

A very rocky surf zone, with the reef break at the end of Kirkwood Street, on Fowlers Beach, and Central Avenue on Montforts Beach being the best known spots.

Fishing

The best rock gutters are at the western end of Fowlers Beach, otherwise you can fish the reef flats at high tide from the beaches or rocks.

General

Three narrow, rock bound beaches; mainly used by rock fishers.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Blairgowrie, VIC 3942

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic264

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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