Mills - Beach in Mornington Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Mills

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Mills Beach is a 700 m long, north to north-west facing beach, backed by boatsheds and a vegetated bluff for most of its length. The Mornington Life Saving Club and car park are located at the southern end. Tanti Creek also flows out at the southern end and has... Read more

Mills Beach is a 700 m long, north to north-west facing beach, backed by boatsheds and a vegetated bluff for most of its length. The Mornington Life Saving Club and car park are located at the southern end. Tanti Creek also flows out at the southern end and has deposited a blanket of rocks under the sand. A low seawall curves around from the creek mouth to the club house. The lifesaving club's new premises provide a focal point for bathers.The beach is exposed to wind and waves from the west and north-west. When these winds are blowing, they develop a moderately steep and narrow beach, fronted by a wide, shallow bar toward the south, and a deeper, shore parallel bar 100 m out. The waves also produce rip currents and channels that cut through both bars. The configuration is modified during strong winds and high waves, and so will change from year to year.

Swimming

Safest in front of the lifesaving club where the bar is usually shallowest. Deeper water may lie against the beach to the north. Be careful if walking out on the bars, as they are cut by deeper channels and troughs.

Fishing

Best off the southern rocks, or up the beach where the water is usually deeper.

General

A popular beach just off the Esplanade, with a grassy picnic area, lifesaving club and a kiosk.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Mornington LSC

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
C
Water
13°C
UV Rating
1 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Structure
Structure
Uneven ground
Uneven ground
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Kiosk
Toilets
Lookout
BBQ
Picnic
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Camping Prohibited
Bicycles Allowed
No Naked Flames
No Model Planes
Picking Plants Prohibited
No Horses
No Golf
Fires Prohibited
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
Sunday, 28 Jun 3:24

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.


Mornington, VIC 3931
Includes beaches: Mills East, Caraar, Sunnyside, Sunnyside North, Moondah, Earimil, Ranelagh, Half Moon Bay, Canadian Bay
Length: 0.7km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP030