Sorrento beach will be bigger and better in time for this Summer as beach renourishment works begin this week.

Sorrento beach will be bigger and better in time for this Summer as beach renourishment works begin this week.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Coastal Project Officer Jacky Priestly said: "The works will help widen Sorrento beach, between the boat ramp and the Sea Road Ferries terminal, by around 12 metres."

"The community will have full access to the beach on weekends however access to some sections of the beach will be restricted between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday," Ms Priestly said.

"Erosion at many Port Phillip Bay beaches means they do not have enough natural sand to protect foreshores and infrastructure."

"We identified that this area was suffering from erosion, resulting in a narrow beach that could no longer support vegetation and was becoming a hindrance for beach walkers."

"This renourishment will help protect the foreshore vegetation against coastal erosion as well as providing better access and use."

"With 40 million annual visits to beaches in Port Phillip Bay, sandy healthy beaches are important  for recreation, tourism, local businesses, and the economy."

DELWP is working with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to deliver this project.

The works are scheduled to take about four weeks, weather dependent, beginning this week.