London Bridge 1 - Beach in Portsea Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

London Bridge 1 VIC

London Bridge is a well known, hollowed out sea stack that can be viewed from a lookout at the end of London Bridge Road. On either side of London Bridge are two high tide platform beaches, backed by 30 to 40 m high calcarenite bluffs and fronted by continuous... Read more

London Bridge is a well known, hollowed out sea stack that can be viewed from a lookout at the end of London Bridge Road. On either side of London Bridge are two high tide platform beaches, backed by 30 to 40 m high calcarenite bluffs and fronted by continuous intertidal rock flats, with reefs further offshore. Waves average 1.7 m on the outer reefs, with their height at the beach depending on the tide. The narrow sand beaches are awash at high tide, but fronted by exposed rock flats at low tide.

Swimming

Neither beach is suitable for safe bathing, owing to the high outer waves and dominance of rocks and reefs right up to the beach.

Surfing

No rideable waves along this section.

Fishing

The rock flats off the beach can be fished at high tide, or deeper water off the adjoining rock platforms at low tide. However, take care as waves wash over the rocks.

General

A popular tourist destination to see London Bridge, but only used by others for fishing.

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Information

About

Portsea, VIC 3944

Length:
0.05km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic270

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Saturday 19, Aug 9:48 am

Day 13°    Night 5°
C
Shower or two

Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
0.81m
2 am
0.17m
9 pm
0.87m
2 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 14°    Night 3°
Mostly sunny

Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
0.83m
3 am
0.18m
10 pm
0.84m
4 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 1:10 pm


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning and becoming variable later in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 20th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 1:10 pm
Mon 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 22nd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 1:40 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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