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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Mornington LSC

Mon

19/02

Tue

20/02

Wed

21/02

Thu

22/02

Fri

23/02

Sat

24/02

Sun

25/02

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12:00 - 17:00

12:00 - 17:00

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

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 7:32 pm

Day 25°    Night 17°
27.2°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

7 am
0.79m
1 am
0.25m
8 pm
0.71m
2 pm
0.20m

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 18°
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

8 am
0.83m
2 am
0.29m
9 pm
0.72m
2 pm
0.19m

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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