Mount Martha South - Beach in Mount Martha Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Mount Martha South VIC

Mount Martha Beach is 2 km long, with Balcombe Creek mouth dividing it into two equal halves: Mount Martha (South) and Mount Martha North. The Mount Martha Life Saving Club and the yacht club are located at the northern end of the southern beach. South of the club a vegetated... Read more

Mount Martha Beach is 2 km long, with Balcombe Creek mouth dividing it into two equal halves: Mount Martha (South) and Mount Martha North. The Mount Martha Life Saving Club and the yacht club are located at the northern end of the southern beach. South of the club a vegetated bluff backs the beach, with small boat sheds between the bluff and the 50 m wide beach. The beach slopes steeply to the shoreline, with usually deep water against the beach face. A trough often runs along the beach, with a broad, shallow, outer bar cut by deeper channels parallelling the beach. The beach faces north-west, exposing it to westerly winds which, when strong, produce the waves and currents to maintain and move the bars and troughs. Under normal calm to low wave conditions, and at high tide, waves will only break at the beach. However, during strong winds, higher waves break across the 100 to 200 m wide outer bar and shoals.

Swimming

The steep beach and drop-off close inshore are a problem for young children and poor swimmers. Use caution if bathing here, as waves will also generate rip currents along the beach and across the outer bar.

Surfing

During strong westerlies there are wind waves up to 1 m high breaking over the bars.

Fishing

A trough usually runs along the beach, while the rocks at the southern end also provide access to deeper water.

General

A popular beach for bathers, sailors and boaters, with facilities for all.

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Mount Martha LSC

Mon

19/11

Tue

20/11

Wed

21/11

Thu

22/11

Fri

23/11

Sat

24/11

Sun

25/11

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12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 17:30

Information

About

Mount Martha, VIC 3934

Includes beaches:
Point Macarthur, Point King 1, Point King 2, Sorrento Park, Sorrento Front, Sullivan Bay, Blairgowrie, Rye - Safety, Rye, Rosebud, Dromana, Safety, Mount Martha Point

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP019

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Shade
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 3:13 am

Day 26°    Night 19°
C
Showers developing. Possible storm

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Squalls to 45 knots possible with thunderstorms.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
0.70m
5 am
0.46m
12 pm
0.79m
7 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 20°    Night 11°
Showers increasing

Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Tide

1 am
0.71m
7 am
0.47m
1 pm
0.75m
8 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 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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