Sorrento Front - Beach in Sorrento Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sorrento Front VIC

Sorrento is the largest town on the Nepean Peninsula and the centre of numerous aquatic activities. The town sits on 20 m high, calcarenite bluffs, which outcrop at Policeman's Point. The point also divides the two Sorrento beaches. The Park Beach is backed by Sorrento Park, which... Read more

Sorrento is the largest town on the Nepean Peninsula and the centre of numerous aquatic activities. The town sits on 20 m high, calcarenite bluffs, which outcrop at Policeman's Point. The point also divides the two Sorrento beaches. The Park Beach is backed by Sorrento Park, which has picnic facilities, a boat launching ramp and a number of private jetties and boat sheds. The 200 m long Sorrento Jetty runs out from Policeman's Point, with the Front Beach located on the eastern side. The beach is entirely backed by foreshore reserves with numerous facilities, including a second smaller jetty and a camping reserve toward the eastern end.Both beaches face north-east and are sheltered from most waves, with the beach usually narrow and steep, and fronted by 100 to 150 m wide tidal flats. The water is deep inshore at high tide, while the flats are exposed at low tide.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches, with bathing best at mid to high tide. However, stay clear of the busy main jetty and boat ramp.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetties are the most popular spots.

General

Two popular beaches with foreshore reserves containing most facilities for visitors.

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Information

About

Sorrento, VIC 3943

Includes beaches:
Point Macarthur, Point King 1, Point King 2, Sorrento Park, Sullivan Bay, Blairgowrie, Rye - Safety, Rye, Rosebud, Dromana, Safety, Mount Martha Point, Mount Martha South

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP014

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Shade
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:43 pm

Day 18°    Night 11°
11.2°C
Showers

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening with possible hail.

Tide

7 am
0.83m
12 am
0.39m
8 pm
0.76m
1 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 20°    Night 11°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at first in the far east, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres abating to 1 metre at night.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

7 am
0.80m
1 am
0.43m
9 pm
0.73m
1 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 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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