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

Thursday 23, Feb 2:53 am

Day 20°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning and easing to 15 to 20 knots by the afternoon. Winds tending southwesterly easing to 10 to 15 knots by the evening.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the late morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Tide

11 am
0.73m
6 am
0.52m
6 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 20°    Night 14°
Possible drizzle

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Tide

2 am
0.72m
7 am
0.54m
12 pm
0.69m
7 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 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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