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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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

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:00 pm

Day 16°    Night 10°
9.9°C
Possible shower. 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 8°
Shower or two

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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