Mills - Beach in Mornington Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Mills VIC

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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Mornington LSC

Information

About

Mornington, VIC 3931

Includes beaches:
Mills East, Caraar, Sunnyside, Sunnyside North, Moondah, Earimil, Ranelagh, Half Moon Bay, Canadian Bay

Length:
0.7km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP030

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Uneven ground
    Uneven ground
  • Structure
    Structure
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Lookout
  • 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

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:33 am

Day 15°    Night 10°
13.5°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
0.82m
3 am
0.44m
10 pm
0.93m
3 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 14°    Night 7°
Becoming sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly early in the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
0.80m
4 am
0.43m
11 pm
0.93m
4 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable to 5 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 27th 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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