Shelly - Beach in Portsea Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Shelly VIC

Shelly Beach and Point Macarthur Beach lie between the 20 m high calcarenite bluffs of Point Franklin and Point King, with Point Macarthur forming the boundary. The Nepean Highway parallels both beaches and houses sit on top of the bluffs behind them both. Public access is restricted to... Read more

Shelly Beach and Point Macarthur Beach lie between the 20 m high calcarenite bluffs of Point Franklin and Point King, with Point Macarthur forming the boundary. The Nepean Highway parallels both beaches and houses sit on top of the bluffs behind them both. Public access is restricted to side streets and through the reserve behind Shelly Beach. There are boat sheds below the bluffs at the back of the beaches, with several jetties extending across the beaches.The beaches face north-north-east and usually receive low wind waves. They are both relatively narrow and steep, with deep water at high tide, but tidal flats at low tide. There are numerous boats moored off the beaches and the jetties.

Swimming

Relatively safe inshore and clear of the boats and jetties, however watch for strong tidal currents off the points.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

There are numerous private jetties along the beach, together with deep water off the headlands at each end.

General

Two protected beaches used by locals and boat owners, but with limited public access and facilities.

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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

Includes beaches:
Point Nepean Jetty, Nepean Bay 1, Nepean Bay 2, Nepean Bay 3, Observatory Point, Ticonderoga Bay, Cadet, Weroona Bay (portsea)

Length:
1.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP009

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Fri, 28 Jun 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria


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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