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

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

Weather

Saturday 20, Oct 8:51 pm

Day 18°    Night 12°
13.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the early morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots by late morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
0.74m
4 am
0.22m
11 pm
0.67m
5 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Oct

Day 19°    Night 10°
Cloud decreasing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning and southeasterly about 10 knots by late morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.26m
12 pm
0.72m
6 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Oct to Sat 27, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 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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