Observatory Point is a 2 km long and up to 500 m wide accumulation of beaches deposited just inside Port Phillip over the past 6 000 years. They have been built by episodic swell, assisted by tidal currents penetrating the bay and moving sand along Nepean Bay, to accumulate on the point. Today they occupy nearly 100 hectares of low ridges. Much of the point is in the National Park; and the Marine Reserve extends to the point. The eastern section is in Commonwealth land. Access is either by boat or on foot from the Point Nepean Road.
Beach Length: 1.2km
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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.
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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.