Ocean - Beach in Flinders Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Ocean VIC

Point Flinders extends for 1.5 km south-east of the town of Flinders. The 30 m high point houses the golf course, a Navy Gunnery Range and, along the southern shore, the start of Mornington Peninsula National Park. The point is composed of ancient weathered basalt, which also lies... Read more

Point Flinders extends for 1.5 km south-east of the town of Flinders. The 30 m high point houses the golf course, a Navy Gunnery Range and, along the southern shore, the start of Mornington Peninsula National Park. The point is composed of ancient weathered basalt, which also lies along the shore and forms the offshore reef. West of Flinders, the rock platforms are composed of distinctive columnar basalt, resembling paving stones. The Golf Links Road runs around the point, but with no public access to the Navy land.The two beaches lie on the south side of the point and are backed by high bluffs. Pilot Station Beach lies below the old Pilot Station. It is 600 m long; backed by 20 m high, grassy bluffs; composed of sand and basalt cobbles; and fronted by extensive reefs, that lower waves at the shore. Ocean Beach is 800 m long and backed by grassy bluffs, reaching 50 m in height. The beach is also narrow at high tide and includes sand and cobbles, with irregular reefs offshore.

Swimming

Best at high tide, otherwise in the inner tidal pools at low tide.

Surfing

None at the beach, however there are a few breaks on the outer reefs, that work during larger outside swells. These include Meanos, a heavy left and right reef break off the end of the point; The Gunnery, a right hand reef break out from the Pilot Station lookout; and Cyrils, another reef right hander off Ocean Beach.

Fishing

There are plenty of reefs and rocks to fish from the beach at high tide, however Mushroom Reef has been proposed as a Sanctuary under the Marine National Park legislation.

General

These are Flinders' ocean beaches; however extensive rocks and reefs dominate both, making them less suitable for safe bathing, but providing the surfers with some heavy reef breaks. A ramp is provided on the bluffs behind Ocean Beach for the use of hang gliders.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Flinders, VIC 3929

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic246

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 10:59 pm

Day 15°    Night 11°
Shower or two. Windy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

2 am
2.55m
8 am
0.32m
2 pm
2.78m
8 pm
0.44m

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 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

3 am
2.62m
8 am
0.37m
3 pm
2.77m
9 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% 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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