Rosebud - Beach in Rosebud Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Rosebud VIC

Rosebud Life Saving Club is located 2 km east of the Rosebud Pier. It is readily accessible off Marine Parade and has a car park near the beach and lifesaving club. The club was founded in 1962. The entire 9 km long Rosebud Beach is backed by... Read more

Rosebud Life Saving Club is located 2 km east of the Rosebud Pier. It is readily accessible off Marine Parade and has a car park near the beach and lifesaving club. The club was founded in 1962. The entire 9 km long Rosebud Beach is backed by a 100 m wide foreshore reserve. The reserve contains numerous facilities including the 300 m long Rosebud Jetty, a boat ramp, swimming pool and camping area. The beach faces north-west, exposing it to westerly winds and waves, making it more suitable under easterly or calm conditions. The beach is 10 to 20 m wide, with a moderate slope to the shoreline. Irregular, shallow sand flats extend for up to 1 km off the beach.Periodic wind waves have built a highly rhythmic beach, fronted by a 60 m wide inner bar. The bar attaches on the beach protrusions, with usually deeper rip holes and troughs in the embayments. Currents are only present when waves are breaking on the bar. Periods of higher waves will change the bar and rip configuration. Seaward of the shallow inner bar is a 1 km wide, deeper sand flat, that only drops off into deeper bay water at its outer edge. Depth on this bar depends on the tide height.Movement of the shoreline protrusions, and subsequent beach erosion, has caused the council to respond by building a series of wooden groynes across the beach and onto the inner bar. There is also a low seawall along the car park and in front of the lifesaving club.

Swimming

A safe beach under low waves and calm conditions, apart from the change in water depth associated with the shoreline protrusions. Keep a watch on young children, particularly at high tide. Waves greater than 0.5 m will generate currents in the rip holes and gutters.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetty is the most popular location, with little activity off the beach.

General

The only patrolled section of the long Rye-Rosebud-Dromana beach. It is usually not as crowded as the popular pier section.

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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. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Rosebud and McCrae LSC

Information

About

Rosebud, VIC 3939

Includes beaches:
Rye - Safety, Rye, Dromana, Safety

Length:
9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP017B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Boat ramp

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Naked Flames
  • No Model Planes
  • No Littering
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Alcohol
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Firearms

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:32 am

Day 15°    Night 10°
12.6°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
0.91m
3 am
0.56m
10 pm
0.99m
3 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 14°    Night 7°
Becoming sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly early in the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
0.88m
4 am
0.53m
10 pm
0.97m
4 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable to 5 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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