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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Patrolled 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

Marine Warnings

Thu, 08 Dec 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Thu, 08 Dec 04:54
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)

Weather

Thursday 08, Dec 9:08 am

Day 23°    Night 14°
16.2°C
Rain easing. Very windy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots from the west during the morning. Winds increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon then tending southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending westerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

9 am
0.77m
2 am
0.18m
9 pm
0.70m
3 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 09, Dec

Day 16°    Night 10°
Showers easing. Windy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
0.82m
3 am
0.26m
10 pm
0.75m
4 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Thu 08, Dec to Thu 15, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Thu 8th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 9th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm
Sat 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Sun 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 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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