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

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:00 pm

Day 16°    Night 10°
9.9°C
Possible shower. Windy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 13°    Night 8°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

UV

Wed 15th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 16th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 18th 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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