Point Macarthur

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Shelly Beach and Point Macarthur Beach lie between the 20 m high calcarenite bluffs of Point Franklin and Point King, with Point Macarthur forming the boundary. The Nepean Highway parallels both beaches and houses sit on top of the bluffs behind them both. Public access is restricted to... Read more

Shelly Beach and Point Macarthur Beach lie between the 20 m high calcarenite bluffs of Point Franklin and Point King, with Point Macarthur forming the boundary. The Nepean Highway parallels both beaches and houses sit on top of the bluffs behind them both. Public access is restricted to side streets and through the reserve behind Shelly Beach. There are boat sheds below the bluffs at the back of the beaches, with several jetties extending across the beaches.The beaches face north-north-east and usually receive low wind waves. They are both relatively narrow and steep, with deep water at high tide, but tidal flats at low tide. There are numerous boats moored off the beaches and the jetties.

Swimming

Relatively safe inshore and clear of the boats and jetties, however watch for strong tidal currents off the points.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

There are numerous private jetties along the beach, together with deep water off the headlands at each end.

General

Two protected beaches used by locals and boat owners, but with limited public access and facilities.

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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
12°C
Water
14°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
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Winds
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Information Symbols

Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Tuesday, 19 Oct 11:16

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.


Sorrento, VIC 3943
Includes beaches: Point King 1, Point King 2, Sorrento Park, Sorrento Front, Sullivan Bay, Blairgowrie, Rye - Safety, Rye, Rosebud, Dromana, Safety, Mount Martha Point, Mount Martha South
Length: 0.35km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP010
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
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