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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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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
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • 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 7:29 pm

Day 25°    Night 17°
23.2°C
Light rain at times

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


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.

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 17°
Rain at times clearing

Swell


Wind


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.

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: 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.

UV

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.

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