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POINT COOK HOMESTEAD

UNPATROLLED BEACH

Beach

Point Cook lends its name to the original homestead built in 1849. It is adjacent to the RAAF base, and to the new Coastal Park. The point is named after John Cook, who was the mate on the HMS Rattlesnake, which chartered Port Phillip in 1836. Today the original homestead and its buildings are part of the Coastal Park and are open to the public.Point Cook Homestead Beach lies between the actual Point Cook, a low basalt promontory, and a protrusion 700 m to the south-west. It is a narrow, 10 m wide beach fronted by sand and basalt rock flats up to 200 m wide. The old Homestead Jetty crosses the beach, but is now in ruins.The beach and adjacent tidal flats are part of the Point Cook Marine Reserve. Line fishing is permitted, but collecting of marine organisms is prohibited.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on the shallow sand flats. Watch out for the numerous rocks.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at high tide when the sand flats are covered.

General

The Park and Homestead are well worth a visit and have extensive shady park and picnic facilities.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Park Park
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • 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

      Tue, 03 May 12:00 pm

      LAVERTON AWS (5 km)


      Showers. Wind easing.
      19.10 °C
      NNW/48 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      TueWedThuFriSatSun
      19° 12° 18° 22° 13° 20° 12° 23° 11° 19° 11°

      WATER

      17

      Issued at Mon, 02 May 14:07

      SWELL FORECAST

      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • N
        41 km/h
        1m
      • NW
        32 km/h
        0.8m
      • NW
        21 km/h
        0.5m
      • NNW
        21 km/h
        0.5m
      • SSW
        25 km/h
        0.6m
      • W
        27 km/h
        0.6m
      • NW
        21 km/h
        0.5m
      • SSE
        12 km/h
        0.4m

      Point Cook issued at Mon, 02 May 22:14

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots turning westerly 30 to 35 knots during the morning.
      Swell:
      Westerly 3 to 5 metres, increasing to 5 to 7 metres during the afternoon.
      Seas:
      3 to 4 metres.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      3



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        04:17
        0.40m
      • high
        10:05
        0.79m
      • low
        16:27
        0.32m
      • high
        22:52
        0.86m

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      Altona issued at Tue, 03 May 13:07

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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