Beach 273 - Beach in Portsea Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Beach 273 VIC

Immediately west of London Bridge, the Mornington Peninsula National Park is separated from its western tip by 3.5 km of Commonwealth Land, which contains six beaches. All are platform beaches, consisting of narrow, high tide strips of sand. They are backed by 30 to 40 m high calcarenite... Read more

Immediately west of London Bridge, the Mornington Peninsula National Park is separated from its western tip by 3.5 km of Commonwealth Land, which contains six beaches. All are platform beaches, consisting of narrow, high tide strips of sand. They are backed by 30 to 40 m high calcarenite bluffs and fronted by usually continuous intertidal rock flats, with patchy reefs offshore. They also face south-west and receive waves averaging 1.7 m on the outer reefs. The beaches are awash at high tide, but fronted by usually continuous rock flats at low tide, with reef dominated surf zones.Access is restricted to all six beaches. The first four can only be reached on foot along the coast from London Bridge. A road runs to the top of the western end of Rifle Range Beach, and there is a viewing area on the 50 m high Cheviot Hill, behind Cheviot Beach. There is a steep descent to the beach from the road.

Swimming

BEACHES CLOSED - NO SWIMMING ALLOWED. Even if it were allowed, all six beaches are hazardous for bathing. At high tide the rocks and reefs lie immediately off the beaches and, as the tide drops, strong permanent rips intensify off the rocks and amongst the reefs.

Surfing

There are numerous breaks along here, but they are of poor quality, difficult to get to and rarely surfed.

Fishing

Line fishing is permitted along the numerous rocks and reefs here, but bait collecting is prohibited.

General

A cliff, rock and reef dominated section of coast, containing six strips of sand that are only awash at high tide.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Portsea, VIC 3944

Length:
0.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic273

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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