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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 05:37
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Sun, 28 May 05:03
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:05 am

Day 14°    Night 9°
11.9°C
Showers

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Wind tending southwesterly to 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon then easing to 15 to 25 knots during the early evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Tide

1 am
0.91m
8 am
0.22m
3 pm
1.01m
9 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 15°    Night 7°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Tide

2 am
0.93m
8 am
0.20m
4 pm
1.02m
9 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 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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