London Bridge 2 - Beach in Portsea Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

London Bridge 2 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:
0.1km

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

Beach Key:
 vic271

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

Wednesday 29, Mar 2:20 pm

Day 25°    Night 13°
24.8°C
Late change with showers

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then shifting southwesterly during the afternoon then easing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Stronger squalls possible with the change.
Swell: Westerly 4 to 5 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Tide

2 am
0.88m
8 am
0.33m
3 pm
0.91m
8 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 30, Mar

Day 17°    Night 10°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly and easing to 15 knots by midday.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the early morning.

Tide

3 am
0.92m
9 am
0.26m
3 pm
0.97m
9 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Wed 29, Mar to Wed 05, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming westerly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 30th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 31st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:20 pm
Sat 1st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:10 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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