Weroona Bay (portsea) - Beach in Portsea Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Weroona Bay (portsea) VIC

Weroona Bay is the Portsea bay beach. It is bordered by Commonwealth land to the west and Point Franklin to the east, faces north and is 1 200 m long. The Nepean Highway and the town of Portsea parallel the back of the bay. The one hundred... Read more

Weroona Bay is the Portsea bay beach. It is bordered by Commonwealth land to the west and Point Franklin to the east, faces north and is 1 200 m long. The Nepean Highway and the town of Portsea parallel the back of the bay. The one hundred metre long Portsea Pier lies in front of the centre of the town, and numerous boats are moored in the bay.Waters are usually calm off the beach, with strong northerly winds required to produce low wind waves. Strong tidal currents flow past Point Franklin, but reduce in strength toward the beach. The beach is relatively narrow and steep, with deep water close inshore at high tide.

Swimming

Relatively safe at the beach, with boat traffic and tidal currents increasing offshore.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The Pier is a very popular location, together with the rocks off each headland.

General

One of the more popular bayside beaches, with most people content to walk out on the pier, or in summer swim at the beach. The more adventurous can go out on the dive boats from the pier.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Portsea, VIC 3944

Includes beaches:
Point Nepean Jetty, Nepean Bay 1, Nepean Bay 2, Nepean Bay 3, Observatory Point, Ticonderoga Bay, Cadet, Shelly

Length:
1.2km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP008

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Marine Warnings

Thu, 22 Feb 17:05
Road Weather Alert for Melbourne

Thu, 22 Feb 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Thursday 22, Feb 7:30 pm

Day 25°    Night 17°
22.6°C
Light rain at times

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Tide

5 am
0.91m
11 am
0.21m
6 pm
0.83m
11 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 23, Feb

Day 30°    Night 18°
Rain at times clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

6 am
0.90m
7 pm
0.81m
12 pm
0.15m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Thu 22, Feb to Thu 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 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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