Dromana and Safety Beaches occupy the eastern 6 km of the 18 km long Rye to Point Martha Beach. Both beaches are backed by a continuous foreshore reserve, the Nepean Highway and Marine Drive. The reserve contains numerous facilities including the Dromana Camping Reserve, the Dromana Pier; and... Read more
Dromana and Safety Beaches occupy the eastern 6 km of the 18 km long Rye to Point Martha Beach. Both beaches are backed by a continuous foreshore reserve, the Nepean Highway and Marine Drive. The reserve contains numerous facilities including the Dromana Camping Reserve, the Dromana Pier; and at Safety Beach, a launching ramp and sailing club.Three kilometre long Dromana Beach faces north-west, while the 2.7 km long Safety Beach swings around to finally face west in lee of Martha Point. These beaches are more exposed to westerly winds and wind waves than the beaches to the west. Consequently, the high storm waves have steepened the nearshore. As a result, the sand flats that reach 1 km wide off Rosebud progressively narrow to 300 m at Dromana Pier, and 100 m at Safety Beach. Furthermore, the higher waves produce a double bar system at Safety Beach, characterised by alternating bars and rips every 200 m.
Relatively safe during calms and low wind waves, however Safety Beach in particular will have higher waves and rips during strong winds.
Wind waves can reach 1 m or more at Safety Beach during strong westerlies, otherwise it is usually flat.
Best off the 200 m long Dromana Pier or the rocks at Martha Point.
Another very accessible beach, with a foreshore reserve with numerous facilities and a slightly more energetic surf. A Tourist Information Centre is located on Marine Drive just west of the pier.Read less
Thu, 22 Feb 17:05
Road Weather Alert for Melbourne
Thu, 22 Feb 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
|Thu 22nd||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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 5:10 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.