Sorrento Ocean (back) - Beach in Sorrento Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sorrento Ocean (back) VIC

Sorrento Ocean or Back Beach lies at the end of Ocean Beach Road, 1.5 km south of the bayside town of Sorrento. There is a large car park and a picnic area, as well as a new surf lifesaving club, on the bluffs behind the beach. The beach... Read more

Sorrento Ocean or Back Beach lies at the end of Ocean Beach Road, 1.5 km south of the bayside town of Sorrento. There is a large car park and a picnic area, as well as a new surf lifesaving club, on the bluffs behind the beach. The beach lies in a natural amphitheatre formed by the protruding western headland and the patchy offshore reefs. The beach faces south-west and waves average 1.6 m over the reefs, but are lower at the beach. Here they have built one of the wider beaches in this section, with a continuous attached bar.

Swimming

Moderately safe on the inner section of the bar at high tide and clear of the rocks; however, watch the rips and rocks at low tide. Stay between the flags.

Surfing

Usually a low shorebreak at the beach.

Fishing

At low tide deep water can be fished from the rock platforms.

General

A popular beach for sun bathers and those wanting more action than at the Sorrento Bay Beach; and relatively safe under average waves.

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Sorrento SLSC (VIC)

Sorrento (Vic) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Sorrento, VIC 3943

Length:
0.4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic268

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 24, May 8:00 pm

Day 16°    Night 11°
12.7°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly before dawn then easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and to 10 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

11 am
0.84m
3 am
0.39m
10 pm
0.87m
4 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 18°    Night 10°
Late shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon and easing to 15 to 25 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
0.34m
11 pm
0.89m
5 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 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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