Point Leo Surf - Beach in Point Leo Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Leo Surf

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Point Leo is composed of low, basalt bluffs of the Older Volcanics. Point Leo Surf Beach lies at the base of the vegetated bluffs, with extensive intertidal rock platforms at each end and some rock reefs offshore. It is 500 m long and faces almost due south, however... Read more

Point Leo is composed of low, basalt bluffs of the Older Volcanics. Point Leo Surf Beach lies at the base of the vegetated bluffs, with extensive intertidal rock platforms at each end and some rock reefs offshore. It is 500 m long and faces almost due south, however its location several kilometres inside the wide entrance to Western Port Bay affords considerable protection from high ocean waves. Waves average 0.5 m and combine with the sand to build a wide beach, fronted by a narrow, attached bar. At high tide, the waves usually surge up the beach without breaking, while a continuous bar with a shorebreak is present at low tide. Rips are rare, only occurring during and following high waves.The beach is backed by Point Leo Foreshore Reserve, which contains a public park with most facilities required for a day at the beach, including a camping area and the surf lifesaving club, formed in 1955.

Swimming

A relatively safe patrolled beach. Water is deep close to the beach at high tide, with sand and rock flats exposed at low tide. The lifesavers rescue 13 people on average each year.

Surfing

Usually a low beach or shorebreak. However, during higher winter wave conditions, the reefs and point provide some excellent breaks. The Point (also known as Suicide Point) has a good right, while further out is a reef called The Peak. This can be surfed in moderate swell. Down the beach are two reef breaks known as First and Second Reefs, as well as the western Honeysuckle Point, which all provide right hand breaks.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at high tide, with access to both sand and rock reefs.

General

An attractive, well-maintained beach and reserve, offering safe family bathing in summer, with the chance of some good point and reef breaks during higher winter swell.

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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.

Point Leo SLSC

Point Leo (Lifeguards)

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
Winds

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Formal parking area
Public phone
Kiosk
Playground
Shade
Toilets
BBQ
Picnic
Drinking water
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Friday, 20 Sep 8:56

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.


Point Leo, VIC 3916
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic236