Diamond Bay - Beach in Sorrento Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Diamond Bay VIC

Diamond Bay and St Pauls are two small pockets of sand lying at the base of 30 m high calcarenite bluffs. They are fronted by a reef and rock dominated surf zone. Diamond Bay Road and St Pauls Road both lead to car parks behind each beach. ... Read more

Diamond Bay and St Pauls are two small pockets of sand lying at the base of 30 m high calcarenite bluffs. They are fronted by a reef and rock dominated surf zone. Diamond Bay Road and St Pauls Road both lead to car parks behind each beach. However access to the beaches requires a steep climb down steps.

Swimming

Diamond Bay Beach is set deep inside the bay with two points protecting it. It usually has low waves at the beach and is suitable for relatively safe bathing at high tide. St Pauls is not only difficult to reach, but has higher waves at high tide and more rocks and reefs along the beach.

Surfing

No rideable waves at either beach.

Fishing

Diamond Bay is a popular location as it offers a slightly more protected section of coast, with extensive rock platforms in the bay and on adjacent Jubilee Point.

General

Two small beaches, with only Diamond Bay offering some relatively safe bathing.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Sorrento, VIC 3943

Length:
0.08km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic266

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 9:04 am

Day 13°    Night 9°
11.9°C
Showers

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

4 am
0.91m
10 am
0.40m
4 pm
0.87m
10 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 14°    Night 7°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
0.89m
10 am
0.41m
4 pm
0.86m
10 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots reaching 25 knots in the southeast by late morning. Wind shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then tending westerly 15 to 20 knots over western waters during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:40 pm
Tue 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 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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