Past Middle Brighton Beach, the coast becomes increasingly dominated by artificial structures. A groyne forms the northern boundary of Middle Brighton, beyond which the beach has receded and a seawall has been built. This continues on to the large Middle Brighton pier and breakwater, in lee of which... Read more
Past Middle Brighton Beach, the coast becomes increasingly dominated by artificial structures. A groyne forms the northern boundary of Middle Brighton, beyond which the beach has receded and a seawall has been built. This continues on to the large Middle Brighton pier and breakwater, in lee of which is Sandon Street Beach. Two rock groynes also cross the northern end of Sandon Street Beach.The Middle Brighton Baths and adjacent yacht club both have steep, narrow strips of sand; remnants of once wider beaches. Sandon Street Beach, on the other hand, is protected by the breakwater, and the shoreline has built out up to 100 m in its lee, while erosion to either end has exposed the seawall.Both beaches face west and are exposed to westerly winds and waves, however waves are reduced by the structures. The beaches are usually calm, or have a low shorebreak when waves reach the beach.
The Baths are probably the safest place to bathe in Port Phillip, while Sandon Street is usually calm in lee of the breakwater. The best bathing is at high tide, as sand flats are exposed at low tide.
Waves are surfed next to the Baths in big south-westerlies.
The jetty and breakwater are the best spots, with the exposed section of seawall also giving access to deeper water.
Two heavily modified beaches: one now used for pool bathing and sailing; the other enclosed by the pier and breakwater, with boats moored offshore.Read less
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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.
Includes beaches: Elwood, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda, St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Middle Park, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Station Pier, Sandridge, Webb Dock, Point Gellibrand, Williamstown
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP060