St Andrews - Beach in Fingal Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

St Andrews VIC

St Andrews Beach is named after the backing holiday settlement and can be reached via a winding route through the houses and dunes. This terminates at a small car park in the dunes above the centre of the 2 km long beach. The Mornington Peninsula National Park runs... Read more

St Andrews Beach is named after the backing holiday settlement and can be reached via a winding route through the houses and dunes. This terminates at a small car park in the dunes above the centre of the 2 km long beach. The Mornington Peninsula National Park runs in a strip between the houses and the beach.Like all the beaches along this section, it is dominated by moderate to high waves, sand, reefs and rocks. St Andrews has rock along several hundred metres of the beach, with reefs also outcropping in the surf. Combined with the waves, which average 1.8 m, they produce several strong, permanent rips against the rocks and reefs.

Swimming

This is a hazardous, rip dominated beach. Stay close inshore, on the bar and well clear of the rocks, reefs and rips.

Surfing

There are always beach and reef breaks along St Andrews, with the best conditions occurring in a moderate swell with north-easterly winds.

Fishing

An excellent beach for beach fishing. Permanent rip holes exist against the reefs and gutters along the rocks.

General

An exposed, high energy beach and surf; most suitable for experienced surfers and beach fishers.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Fingal, VIC 3939

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic254

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 3:50 am

Day 22°    Night 15°
18.3°C
Few showers

Water Temperature  14°C


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

8 am
0.70m
2 am
0.12m
8 pm
0.72m
2 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 21°    Night 15°
Showers easing

Wind


Wind: Northerly 5 to 10 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon with higher squalls.

Tide

9 am
0.71m
2 am
0.15m
9 pm
0.73m
3 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 5 knots shifting west to southwesterly around 10 knots in the afternoon, then tending west to northwesterly around 5 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 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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