Sandy Point is the northern equivalent of Phillip Island's Observation Point. It is a 4.5 km long sand spit that has been deposited by waves and tides across the entrance to the North Arm of Western Port. The point and beach are on Royal Australian Navy property, and... Read more
Sandy Point is the northern equivalent of Phillip Island's Observation Point. It is a 4.5 km long sand spit that has been deposited by waves and tides across the entrance to the North Arm of Western Port. The point and beach are on Royal Australian Navy property, and it is therefore also called Navy Beach. There is public access to the roads and small car parks above South Beach, but only foot access along the beach to Navy Beach. South Beach is located on the eastern Somers foreshore, at the foot of 20 m high bluffs, containing a bushy foreshore reserve. The bluffs terminate at the end of the beach, where the long Sandy Point begins.Both beaches face south and are exposed primarily to wind waves generated within Western Port, and occasional ocean swell. Both have relatively narrow, steep beaches with deep water off the beach at high tide, but tidal flats exposed at low tide. South Beach has intertidal rock flats off the beach, while Sandy Point is all sand.
Best at mid to high tide, and relatively safe when the waves and wind are low. Strong westerlies will produce a drag along the beach.
Only small wave chop.
Better at high tide when there is deeper water off the beaches and the rocks at the western bluffs.
Two long sandy beaches, with only the western South Beach used primarily by the Somers locals.Read less
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High Tide Range
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.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vic227