Fishermans - Beach in Mornington Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Fishermans VIC

Fishermans Beach is located in lee of Linley Point. The Esplanade runs on 20 m high bluffs right behind the beach. Between the road and beach is a narrow foreshore reserve, with a seawall at the base of the bluffs and a few boat sheds on the beach.... Read more

Fishermans Beach is located in lee of Linley Point. The Esplanade runs on 20 m high bluffs right behind the beach. Between the road and beach is a narrow foreshore reserve, with a seawall at the base of the bluffs and a few boat sheds on the beach. A car park has been built at the base of Linley Point, which also provides access to a double boat ramp.The point only affords slight protection and the north-west facing beach receives sufficient wave energy during strong westerlies to build a one to two bar system. This is usually cut by rips at each end and one central rip. The rips are only active when waves are breaking.

Swimming

A moderately safe beach when waves are low. However, there is variable water depth owing to the presence of the bars and rip channels. Currents will intensify if waves are breaking. Best to bathe up the beach, away from the point where boats are launched.

Surfing

Only when strong westerlies are blowing, which can produce 1 to 2 m wind waves over the bar.

Fishing

Usually good rip holes along the beach with gutters against the rocks at each end.

General

A very accessible popular beach, which can provide a few waves to play in.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Mornington, VIC 3931

Includes beaches:
Mount Martha North, Hawker, Craigie, Birdrock, Dava, Fossil, Fosters, Royal, Mothers/scout/shire Hall

Length:
0.55km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP027

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Boat ramp

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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