Ticonderoga Bay - Beach in Portsea Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Ticonderoga Bay VIC

Two long beaches lie on either side of the point, while the third, Cadet Beach, is a 100 m long, reef dominated extension of Ticonderoga Bay. The three beaches face north and usually receive only low wind waves, which build narrow, steep beaches fronted by subtidal flats that narrow... Read more

Two long beaches lie on either side of the point, while the third, Cadet Beach, is a 100 m long, reef dominated extension of Ticonderoga Bay. The three beaches face north and usually receive only low wind waves, which build narrow, steep beaches fronted by subtidal flats that narrow toward the point, where tidal currents intensify.

Swimming

BEACHES CLOSED - NO SWIMMING ALLOWED. If swimming were allowed it would be relatively safe at the beaches, with deep water close inshore at high tide, and tidal flats off the Observatory Point Beach. However, there are deep tidal channels just off the Ticonderoga Bay beaches, with strong flows toward Point Nepean on a falling tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Line fishing, spear fishing and collecting of marine organisms are all prohibited in the reserve and park.

General

Most of the point is in a natural state, with the two beaches backed by densely vegetated beach ridges. They make a fitting part of the National Park and Marine Reserve, located next to the ocean entrance to Melbourne.

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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, Cadet, Weroona Bay (portsea), Shelly

Length:
1.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP006

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Thu, 27 Jun 14:58
Frost Warning

Thu, 27 Jun 10:00
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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