Mothers/scout/shire Hall - Beach in Mornington Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Mothers/scout/shire Hall VIC

Jetty is a continuous, 600 m long beach that begins as Mothers Beach in the western protected corner, then changes to Scout Beach in the centre and ends in the east as Shire Hall Beach. Beside the jetty at Snapper Point are a large car park, marina and boat... Read more

Jetty is a continuous, 600 m long beach that begins as Mothers Beach in the western protected corner, then changes to Scout Beach in the centre and ends in the east as Shire Hall Beach. Beside the jetty at Snapper Point are a large car park, marina and boat ramp, with a 10 m high bluff backing Mothers Beach. At Scout Beach there is a scout hall and a few boat sheds below the bluffs, while at Shire Hall there are several boat sheds.The beach faces north and is sheltered in the west by the point and jetty. A continuous bar fronts Mothers and Scout Beaches. However during strong north-westerlies, sufficient waves reach the beach to build a bar and two rips toward the eastern Shire Hall Beach.

Swimming

Safest at Mothers and Scout Beaches, so long as you are clear of the boat traffic. Water depth varies over the bars and troughs at Shire Hall, and care should be taken if children are using the beach.

Surfing

Strong west to north-west winds can produce waves over the bars at Shire Hall.

Fishing

Best off the jetty or the rocks at the end of Shire Hall.

General

An attractive, accessible beach with a foreshore reserve and picnic facilities. A choice of three beaches in one.

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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, Fishermans, Royal

Length:
0.6km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP029

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • BBQ
  • 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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