The consistent breaks of Portsea Surf Beach make it one of the best surf spots on the Mornington Peninsula. Catch a wave, explore the seemingly endless stretch of coast or relax on the sandy shore and admire the vistas across Bass Strait.
Portsea Back Beach Road provides good access to the car parks and lookout above the beach, with a steep walk down to the beach and surf lifesaving club.
The beach is 2.5 kilometres long, with extensive intertidal calcarenite rock platforms and reefs forming the boundaries, together with smaller reefs and rocks outcropping along the beach. It faces the south-west and receives the full force of the south-west waves and westerly winds.
Swimming: A popular summer beach, however definitely stay on the bar and between the flags, and clear of the rips, rocks and reefs, particularly at low tide when the rips intensify.
Surfing: A popular surfing spot in summer, when Portsea is overrun with holiday makers. The beach breaks occur over the bars and reefs, with best conditions during low to moderate swell and northerly winds.
Fishing: A popular spot for beach and rock fishing, with deep rip holes a permanent feature, together with rocks and reef along the beach.
No dogs allowed.
ActivitiesFishing Hiking Snorkelling Surfing Swimming Walks