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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Information

About

Flinders, VIC 3929

Length:
0.8km

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

Beach Key:
 vic246

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 5:48 am

Day 22°    Night 15°
21.2°C
Showers

Water Temperature  14°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the east during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly and easing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and becoming variable along parts of the coast with local inshore seabreezes developing to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: breezes developing to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
2.69m
11 am
0.77m
5 pm
2.38m
11 pm
0.42m

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: Northeasterly about 10 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout late afternoon and reaching 20 knots in the southeast in the late evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls.

Tide

6 am
2.56m
6 pm
2.27m
12 pm
0.87m

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: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind variable to 5 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes to about 10 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: breezes to about 10 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

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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