Sandringham Beach - VIC

Sandringham Beach - VIC

- 28 Jan

1 Sandringham Beach
Sandringham 3191, VIC

Sandringham Beach is a straight, 2.5 km long beach that faces the south-west. The southern half is backed by steep bluffs, which rise to 30 m at Red Bluff. This section has been eroding and is often narrow. Some seawalls and a groyne have been constructed to manage both the beach and bluff erosion. The eroding bluffs have also left shallow reefs in the surf zone. Beach Road parallels the beach. It is fronted by the bluffs in the south, with the best access between the Sandringham Life Saving Club and Picnic Point. As the name suggests, there is a foreshore reserve along this section with parking and picnic facilities, as well as the Brighton Amateur Swimming Club. The lifesaving club was formed in 1922. The beach is exposed to westerly winds and waves and these, together with the numerous reefs and rocks, have produced a crenulate beach of varying width. A single bar attaches to the beach in places, and elsewhere is cut by deeper rip channels and longshore troughs. The deeper channels are more prevalent next to the rocks and reefs.

Due to the high degree of variability in the nature of the beach, bar and surf, it is safer to bathe in front of the lifesaving club. Stay on the shallower bars and clear of the rocks and reefs.

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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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