Merricks - Beach in Merricks Beach Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Merricks VIC

Merricks Beach is a small holiday settlement at the end of Merricks Beach Road. The road ends at a foreshore reserve where there is a yacht club and picnic facilities. The beach meanders for over 2 km south-west from Palmer Bluffs to a more prominent bluff. Beyond... Read more

Merricks Beach is a small holiday settlement at the end of Merricks Beach Road. The road ends at a foreshore reserve where there is a yacht club and picnic facilities. The beach meanders for over 2 km south-west from Palmer Bluffs to a more prominent bluff. Beyond here, East Creek Beach continues to the bluff just past the mouth of East Creek, at Point Leo. Both beaches are backed by 10 to 20 m high, vegetated bluffs, with a low dune backing the northern section of Merricks Beach. Access is at Merricks in the north and on the south side of East Creek. A caravan park sits on the bluffs on the southern side of East Creek.Both beaches receive low wind waves and very rare ocean swell. The beaches tend to be relatively narrow and steep, with deep water at high tide and exposed sand and reef flats at low tide.

Swimming

Most suitable at mid to high tide, as the tidal flats are exposed at low tide.

Surfing

Usually none, except when the swell is big. This produces a right hander along the southern point, known as Merricks Point.

Fishing

Better at high tide when you can fish the reef flats from the beach.

General

Merricks Beach is mainly used by locals and sailors, while East Creek Beach can only be reached on foot and therefore is little used north of the creek mouth.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Merricks Beach, VIC 3926

Length:
2.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic232

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Public phone
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Marine Warnings

Thu, 22 Feb 17:05
Road Weather Alert for Melbourne

Thu, 22 Feb 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Thursday 22, Feb 7:34 pm

Day 25°    Night 17°
23.2°C
Light rain at times

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
2.54m
10 am
0.39m
5 pm
2.51m
11 pm
0.68m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 23, Feb

Day 30°    Night 17°
Rain at times clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Tide

5 am
2.49m
11 am
0.31m
6 pm
2.50m
11 pm
0.75m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 22, Feb to Thu 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 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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