Mentone Beach - VIC

Mentone Beach - VIC

- 28 Jan

1 Mentone Beach
Mentone 3194, VIC

Mentone Beach forms the northern boundary of the 20 km long stretch of beach that extends from Frankston to the bluffs at Mentone. The beach is backed by Beach Road and 20 m high bluffs. The once bare and eroding bluffs were the subject of some famous paintings by Charles Condor and Tom Roberts. Today the bluffs have been stabilised and vegetated, and a seawall runs along their base, topped by a promenade. In addition, the beach was nourished with sand in the 1970s and 80s, and several rock groynes were placed across the beach. The beach in this section is 1.5 km long and curves around to face the south-west. The orientation, and Table Rock Point to the west, afford some protection from west and north-westerly wind and waves. As a result, the parallel, double bar system that has run all the way from Frankston transforms into a 200 m wide series of shallow, transverse bars. These cause large protrusions of the shoreline where they join the beach. At low tide, even low waves can be observed breaking on the many bars. In addition, the rock groynes cause changes in beach orientation, resulting in, at times, a very undulating shoreline. The Mentone Life Saving Club was formed in 1921. It is located in front of the bluffs, with a good view of the beach.

A relatively safe beach owing to the generally shallow bars. However, numerous small rips and troughs also occur along the beach and on the bars, so it is best to bathe in the patrolled area in front of the lifesaving club..

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Community Event
Family Fun
Free admission
Kid Friendly
Ocean Swim
Organisation name
Sonar Group
Street number
Level 2
Address line 1
217 Queen Street
Suburb
Melbourne
State
VIC
Postcode
3000
Contact number
0414 600 861
Contact email
Contact first name
Alistair Ward
Contact ID
936bfe73-88a1-e711-9401-0003ff6f2be9
Contact last name
Wankey

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