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The western tip of Point Nepean, from Cheviot Hill out to the point and around to Observatory Point in the bay, is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. A road runs right out to the point with access to these three beaches from the road, via walking tracks down the backing bluffs. All three beaches are backed by 20 to 30 m high calcarenite bluffs and fronted by near continuous intertidal rock flats, with occasional deeper channels. Pearce Hill and Nepean Hill Beaches face south-west and have waves averaging 1.7 m breaking on the outer reefs. Point Nepean Beach wraps around the point and faces north-west, consequently receiving waves averaging only 0.5 m. However, the strong tidal currents of The Rip run just off the beach.
Beach Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

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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.


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Formal parking area
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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.