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ALTONA (BURNS RESERVE)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicP070
Includes Beaches:
altona (cresser) altona (main) skeleton creek point cook north point cook homestead point cook south point cook south 1 point cook south 2 campbells cove north campbells cove south duncans road north
State/Region:
VIC Seaholme
Post Code:
3018
Length:
0.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
altona (cresser)  (0.6km) altona (main)  (1.7km) williamstown  (2.2km) skeleton creek  (3.1km) point gellibrand  (3.2km)

Beach

The Altona Coastal Park lies at the mouth of Kororoit Creek. Most of the beach is fronted by 500 m wide sand flats, while the backing shoreline is composed of marsh and patches of sand. Only toward the southern end of the park, in the P.A. Burns Reserve, does a continuous beach form, still fronted by 300 to 400 m wide flats. The reserve terminates at an open, 30 m wide drainage easement, on the other side of which is Cresser Park. The park contains a large car park, boat ramp, yacht club and a small jetty. The narrow beach alternates with seawalls, while the tidal flats deepen off Cresser Park and are covered by seagrass, with numerous boats moored off the beach.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide, and even then better suited for wading than swimming.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at Cresser Park, off the jetty or seawall at high tide.

General

Two very low energy beaches, both backed by large foreshore reserves.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Park Park
  • 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 12:05:03

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range
    • Winds Winds

    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

      Fri, 29 Jul 01:00 pm

      LAVERTON AWS (5 km)


      Shower or two.
      13.80 °C
      WNW/20 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      15° 10° 15° 16° 10° 15° 10° 12° 13°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Thu, 28 Jul 14:05

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NW
        21 km/h
        0.4m
      • WNW
        16 km/h
        0.4m
      • WSW
        12 km/h
        0.3m
      • WNW
        32 km/h
        0.7m
      • NNW
        18 km/h
        0.5m
      • E
        19 km/h
        0.4m
      • N
        35 km/h
        0.9m
      • W
        18 km/h
        0.5m

      Seaholme issued at Thu, 28 Jul 19:39

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northwest to westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon or evening and tending west to southwesterly.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
      Seas:
      2 to 3 metres abating below 2 metres at night.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        03:33
        0.25m
      • high
        09:50
        0.81m
      • low
        15:30
        0.44m
      • high
        21:35
        0.93m

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      Altona issued at Fri, 29 Jul 13:58

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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