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

Thursday 24, May 4:34 am

Day 16°    Night 10°
12.6°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  16°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.

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 15°    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.

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.

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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