Middle Park - Beach in Middle Park Port Phillip VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Middle Park VIC

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

During very strong south-westerlies there is surf along this beach, with the Kerferd Street Pier being the most popular location.

Fishing

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.

General

A readily accessible beach, with amenities at the lifesaving club. This is a popular windsurfing area.

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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

Middle Park, VIC 3206

Includes beaches:
St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP064B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:58 pm

Day 16°    Night 9°
12.1°C
Wind and showers easing

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

5 am
0.92m
11 am
0.19m
6 pm
0.98m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 15°    Night 7°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

6 am
0.92m
12 am
0.37m
7 pm
0.98m
12 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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