Orr Point - Beach in St Andrews Beach Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Orr Point VIC

Between Orr Point and Point Nepean, the calcarenite rocks and reefs increasingly dominate the beaches and surf. At Orr Point, intertidal rocks and reef flats front most of the beach, with only a small area of direct access to the surf. The beach is only active at high... Read more

Between Orr Point and Point Nepean, the calcarenite rocks and reefs increasingly dominate the beaches and surf. At Orr Point, intertidal rocks and reef flats front most of the beach, with only a small area of direct access to the surf. The beach is only active at high tide and is backed by both sand dunes and calcarenite bluffs. Orr Point Beach is 300 m long, while adjoining Number Sixteen is similar, but is 700 m long. It has a 200 m section that is free of reef, which provides access to the surf.Waves break over the continuous outer reefs, causing the wave height at the shore to be lowered. This has resulted in two steep, high tide beaches, fronted by a surf entirely dominated by the reefs.Access to the beaches is via a foot track over the dunes to Orr Point, and a car park behind Number Sixteen. The car park also marks the beginning of the 10 km long coastal walk through the National Park to Sorrento Ocean Beach and Sphinx Rock.

Swimming

Two beaches with lower waves at the shore, but with a surf zone dominated by rocks and reefs. If bathing, stay near the beach in the quieter inshore areas and do not venture out over the reefs, particularly at high tide.

Surfing

Only dangerous breaks over the near continuous rocks and reefs.

Fishing

There are plenty of rocks and reefs to fish here, however you need to find the deeper holes.

General

Two rock dominated beaches; best suited for viewing and fishing.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

St Andrews Beach, VIC 3941

Length:
0.3km

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

Beach Key:
 vic256

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Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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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