Middle Park is part of a 4 km long beach that runs from the Cowdroy Street drain to the large Station Street Pier. There are three lifesaving clubs on the beach: at Middle Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne; together with the Kerferd Road Pier and a small boat... Read more
Middle Park is part of a 4 km long beach that runs from the Cowdroy Street drain to the large Station Street Pier. There are three lifesaving clubs on the beach: at Middle Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne; together with the Kerferd Road Pier and a small boat harbour.The Middle Park section is a straight, 1 km long, south-west facing beach, backed by a low seawall, promenade and busy Beaconsfield Parade. Access is available along the length of the beach, with parking limited to the road. The Middle Park Life Saving Club was founded in 1913. It also houses a kiosk and dressing rooms.The beach is exposed to any south through westerly winds and waves, and these usually build a 50 m wide beach, with a moderate slope and a single bar about 50 m wide. The bar is predominantly shallow and attached to the beach, with rip channels sometimes cutting across the bar every 100 m. The rips are only active when waves are breaking across the bar.
The lifesaving club patrols the beach in front of the club house and this is the best place to bathe. Avoid the rip channels and stay on the shallow bars.
During very strong south-westerlies there is surf along this beach, with the Kerferd Street Pier being the most popular location.
Beach fishing is best when there are rip holes, otherwise the drain north of the club house and Kerferd Road Pier are used to access deeper water.
A readily accessible beach, with amenities at the lifesaving club. This is a popular windsurfing area.Read less
Tue, 17 Jul 18:36
Cancellation of Road Weather Alert for Melbourne
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the southwest, tending northerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, but reaching 30 knots offshore and in the far west. Winds shifting westerly 30 to 40 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 80% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail at night.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
|Tue 17th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Wed 18th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Thu 19th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Fri 20th||1 (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.