Somers - Beach in Somers Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Somers VIC

Somers is a holiday settlement on the bluffs overlooking the Western Passage to Western Port. Somers Beach is 3 km long, running between the eastern bluffs and rocks and the mouth of Merricks Creek. A foreshore reserve backs the entire beach and incorporates the 20 m high vegetated... Read more

Somers is a holiday settlement on the bluffs overlooking the Western Passage to Western Port. Somers Beach is 3 km long, running between the eastern bluffs and rocks and the mouth of Merricks Creek. A foreshore reserve backs the entire beach and incorporates the 20 m high vegetated bluffs, with a low foredune between the bluffs and the beach. In places, the shoreline changes have cut into the dune and bluffs and a number of ineffective remedies including a seawall, groynes and car tyres have been used to counteract the changes.The beach faces south into the Western Passage of Western Port and receives mainly low, choppy wind waves and only rare ocean swell. The beach is often narrow and steep with deep water at high tide, and sand and reef flats exposed at low tide. The Somers Yacht Club is located on the beach and small yachts and sail boats are commonly seen off the beach.

Swimming

Relatively safe under the usual calm conditions, with a drag down the beach in westerly winds when a chop is running.

Surfing

Only wind chop at best.

Fishing

Best at high tide off the beach or the eastern rocks.

General

A long, relatively calm beach, with most activity centred on the yacht club.

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Information

About

Somers, VIC 3927

Length:
3km

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

Beach Key:
 vic229

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 3:09 am

Day 21°    Night 16°
18.4°C
Few showers

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the east during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly and easing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and becoming variable along parts of the coast with local inshore seabreezes developing to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: breezes developing to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 21°    Night 15°
Showers. Possible storm

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout late afternoon and reaching 20 knots in the southeast in the late evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls.

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind variable to 5 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes to about 10 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: breezes to about 10 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

UV

Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 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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