Rye Ocean - Beach in St Andrews Beach Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Rye Ocean VIC

Rye Ocean Beach lies 4 km due south of the more quiescent Rye Bay Beach. The beach is accessed via Sandy Beach Road, with a signposted road leading to a large car park. The beach is located inside the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and natural sand dunes back... Read more

Rye Ocean Beach lies 4 km due south of the more quiescent Rye Bay Beach. The beach is accessed via Sandy Beach Road, with a signposted road leading to a large car park. The beach is located inside the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and natural sand dunes back the length of this 4 km long beach. Foot tracks also lead to the beach from the St Andrews settlement at the eastern end, and at Orr Point at the western end.The beach faces south-west and receives waves averaging 1.8 m. These produce large persistent rips every 300 m, with permanent rips against the rocks and reefs below the car park.

Swimming

A hazardous beach dominated by a wide surf zone with rips, rocks and reefs. Use extreme care if bathing here; stay close inshore on the bar and well clear of the above hazards.

Surfing

There are a number of reef breaks along the beach including at the rocks in front of the car park, which produces lefts and rights; at Sunset Rocks towards St Andrews; and Snatches toward Orr Point; together with beach breaks elsewhere.

Fishing

There are excellent permanent rip holes against the car park rocks, together with persistent rip holes and gutters along the length of the beach.

General

An exposed beach backed by sand dunes and fronted by a wide, energetic, rip and reef dominated surf. Only for experienced surfers.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

St Andrews Beach, VIC 3941

Length:
4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic255

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Wednesday 29, Mar 2:21 pm

Day 25°    Night 16°
17.8°C
Late change with showers

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then shifting southwesterly during the afternoon then easing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Stronger squalls possible with the change.
Swell: Westerly 4 to 5 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Tide

4 am
0.67m
10 am
0.24m
4 pm
0.69m
11 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 30, Mar

Day 17°    Night 13°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly and easing to 15 knots by midday.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the early morning.

Tide

4 am
0.65m
11 am
0.16m
5 pm
0.70m
11 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Wed 29, Mar to Wed 05, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming westerly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 30th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 31st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:20 pm
Sat 1st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:10 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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