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

Tuesday 20, Feb 2:53 pm

Day 24°    Night 15°
25.5°C
Windy. Sunny

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 20 to 30 knots. Inshore winds 15 to 20 knots for a period in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
0.93m
10 am
0.32m
5 pm
0.85m
10 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Feb

Day 28°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Inshore winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.92m
11 am
0.27m
5 pm
0.85m
11 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Feb to Tue 27, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable over northwestern waters around the middle of the day. Easterly wind 15 to 20 knots extending throughout again during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Wed 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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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