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
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 15, Oct 11:41 pm

Day 27°    Night 15°
22°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

6 am
0.92m
11 am
0.43m
6 pm
0.84m
11 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct

Day 22°    Night 17°
Few showers

Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

7 am
0.88m
6 pm
0.80m
12 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 15, Oct to Mon 22, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Mon 15th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 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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