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WEROONA BAY (PORTSEA)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicP008
Includes Beaches:
point nepean jetty nepean bay 1 nepean bay 2 nepean bay 3 observatory point ticonderoga bay cadet shelly
State/Region:
VIC Portsea
Post Code:
3944
Length:
1.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
cadet  (0.5km) shelly  (1km) london bridge 1  (1.3km) portsea (back)  (1.3km) london bridge 2  (1.3km)

Beach

Weroona Bay is the Portsea bay beach. It is bordered by Commonwealth land to the west and Point Franklin to the east, faces north and is 1 200 m long. The Nepean Highway and the town of Portsea parallel the back of the bay. The one hundred metre long Portsea Pier lies in front of the centre of the town, and numerous boats are moored in the bay.Waters are usually calm off the beach, with strong northerly winds required to produce low wind waves. Strong tidal currents flow past Point Franklin, but reduce in strength toward the beach. The beach is relatively narrow and steep, with deep water close inshore at high tide.

Swimming

Relatively safe at the beach, with boat traffic and tidal currents increasing offshore.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The Pier is a very popular location, together with the rocks off each headland.

General

One of the more popular bayside beaches, with most people content to walk out on the pier, or in summer swim at the beach. The more adventurous can go out on the dive boats from the pier.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Pool Pool
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:59

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks

    Service Providers

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      WEATHER

      Thu, 30 Jun 12:00 pm

      GEELONG RACECOU (21 km)


      Showers. Windy.
      10.70 °C
      NNW/26 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      ThuFriSatSunMonTue
      12° 13° 14° 11° 14° 11° 13° 12°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Wed, 29 Jun 14:05

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        52 km/h
        1.7m
      • NW
        44 km/h
        1.2m
      • WSW
        35 km/h
        0.7m
      • WNW
        24 km/h
        0.5m
      • WNW
        25 km/h
        0.5m
      • WNW
        25 km/h
        0.5m
      • NW
        28 km/h
        0.7m
      • NW
        32 km/h
        0.7m

      Portsea issued at Wed, 29 Jun 17:59

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northerly 25 to 35 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the early afternoon and possibly reaching 40 knots at times.
      Swell:
      Westerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
      Seas:
      3 to 5 metres.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

      UV INDEX

      1



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        01:04
        0.31m
      • high
        08:01
        0.85m
      • low
        12:59
        0.50m
      • high
        19:42
        1.00m

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      West Channel Wedge Light issued at Thu, 30 Jun 13:13

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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