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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

      Wed, 24 Aug 11:00 pm

      LAVERTON AWS (5 km)


      Possible shower.
      7.90 °C
      WSW/13 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      13° 13° 13° 15° 18° 16°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Wed, 24 Aug 13:59

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        9 km/h
        0.2m
      • SSW
        15 km/h
        0.4m
      • WSW
        17 km/h
        0.4m
      • SSW
        19 km/h
        0.6m
      • WSW
        15 km/h
        0.3m
      • W
        13 km/h
        0.3m
      • NW
        14 km/h
        0.3m
      • NNW
        20 km/h
        0.4m

      Seaholme issued at Tue, 23 Aug 22:03

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly in the late evening.
      Swell:
      West to southwesterly around 1 metre.
      Seas:
      Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the west, 30% chance elsewhere.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        00:53
        0.18m
      • high
        06:54
        0.80m
      • low
        13:06
        0.23m
      • high
        19:02
        0.87m

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      Altona issued at Wed, 24 Aug 23:51

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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