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

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

Thursday 24, May 4:35 am

Day 15°    Night 10°
12.6°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
0.91m
3 am
0.56m
10 pm
0.99m
3 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 14°    Night 7°
Becoming sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly early in the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
0.88m
4 am
0.53m
10 pm
0.97m
4 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable to 5 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 27th 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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