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

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:00 pm

Day 15°    Night 11°
Shower or two. Windy

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots, shifting westerly before dawn. Westerly winds easing to 25 to 30 knots late at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres, tending westerly 4 to 7 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

4 am
0.76m
11 am
0.20m
5 pm
0.79m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 13°    Night 9°
Shower or two. Wind easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
0.75m
12 am
0.31m
6 pm
0.79m
12 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 16th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 18th 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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