Tura-Short Point beach (NSW 668) curves to the southwest, then south for 3.5 km between Tura Head and Short Point. It is backed by a broad valley in the north, which has been developed since the 1980s as Tura Beach Estate with houses surrounding a central golf course and a well-vegetated foredune behind the beach. A road, car park and beach access is provided toward the southern end of the estate. The southern third of the beach is backed by Back Lagoon, which periodically flows out in the southern corner against Short Point. Short Point has a caravan park, a large car park behind the beach and an extensive grassy headland. The entire beach faces east and receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain a single bar usually attached and cut by rips every 200-300 m. The strongest rips are toward the centre and north, and there are permanent rips against both headlands. Lifeguards patrol the southern corner during the Christmas school holidays.
South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Life Saving Clubs patrol a 1.5 km section of beach between the Kerferd Road and Lagoon piers. The reason for having two clubs is that the boundary of South and Port Melbourne Shires crosses the beach midway between each club. The low beach is backed by Beaconsfield Parade, as well as a low seawall and promenade. While the South Melbourne Surf Club was established in 1927, the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club was formed in 1913, but it now occupies a new building. Both clubs incorporate dressing rooms and kiosks.The beach faces the south-south-west, and can receive moderate waves during strong southerly winds. When these occur, they maintain a 100 m wide beach fronted by a 50 m wide bar, that is usually attached to the beach, with occasional rip channels. The rips are only active when waves are breaking over the bar.
Mettams Pool is located at the southern end of a crenulate 500 m long beach (WA 849) where it is afforded protection by calcarenite reefs. The beach is backed by the vegetated bluffs and fronted by an irregular 50-100 m wide platform-reef, which generates the irregularities in the shoreline. The road backs the bluffs, with a large car park cut into the bluffs behind the northern section of the beach