Dromana - Beach in Dromana Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Dromana VIC

Dromana and Safety Beaches occupy the eastern 6 km of the 18 km long Rye to Point Martha Beach. Both beaches are backed by a continuous foreshore reserve, the Nepean Highway and Marine Drive. The reserve contains numerous facilities including the Dromana Camping Reserve, the Dromana Pier; and... Read more

Dromana and Safety Beaches occupy the eastern 6 km of the 18 km long Rye to Point Martha Beach. Both beaches are backed by a continuous foreshore reserve, the Nepean Highway and Marine Drive. The reserve contains numerous facilities including the Dromana Camping Reserve, the Dromana Pier; and at Safety Beach, a launching ramp and sailing club.Three kilometre long Dromana Beach faces north-west, while the 2.7 km long Safety Beach swings around to finally face west in lee of Martha Point. These beaches are more exposed to westerly winds and wind waves than the beaches to the west. Consequently, the high storm waves have steepened the nearshore. As a result, the sand flats that reach 1 km wide off Rosebud progressively narrow to 300 m at Dromana Pier, and 100 m at Safety Beach. Furthermore, the higher waves produce a double bar system at Safety Beach, characterised by alternating bars and rips every 200 m.

Swimming

Relatively safe during calms and low wind waves, however Safety Beach in particular will have higher waves and rips during strong winds.

Surfing

Wind waves can reach 1 m or more at Safety Beach during strong westerlies, otherwise it is usually flat.

Fishing

Best off the 200 m long Dromana Pier or the rocks at Martha Point.

General

Another very accessible beach, with a foreshore reserve with numerous facilities and a slightly more energetic surf. A Tourist Information Centre is located on Marine Drive just west of the pier.

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Dromana Bay LSC

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 17:30

Information

About

Dromana, VIC 3936

Includes beaches:
Rye - Safety, Rye, Rosebud, Safety

Length:
3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP017C

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 11:55 am

Day 21°    Night 14°
17.1°C
Cloud clearing

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly and increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and further increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, then easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

6 am
0.94m
5 pm
0.81m
11 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 22°    Night 11°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots around midday, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.94m
5 pm
0.82m
12 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 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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