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PORTARLINGTON

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicP114
Includes Beaches:
clifton springs west clifton springs main clifton springs east point richards west portarlington jetty steeles west steeles steeles east grassy point west
State/Region:
VIC Portarlington
Post Code:
3223
Length:
2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
portarlington jetty  (0.6km) point richards west  (0.9km) steeles west  (1.1km) steeles  (1.2km) steeles east  (1.4km)

Beach

Point Richards is a large accumulation of sand that forms the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula. The point is still growing slowly to the west, while in the east it is attached to the bedrock at Portarlington. There are three beaches along this 2.5 km section of coast. The first is a 300 m long, low energy section west of the point, which grades into tidal flats. Between the point and the Portarlington Jetty is a 2 km long, north facing beach, backed by a large reserve and a caravan park. The third beach runs for 200 m east of the jetty to the bluffs.All three beaches have good access, with a large car park on the point servicing a boat ramp, and a second boat ramp on Portarlington Beach.

Swimming

These are three relatively safe beaches, with usually calm to low wave conditions. Due to the extensive sand flats, bathing is best at mid to high tide. However, watch the boat traffic near the boat ramps and jetty.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetty is the most popular location.

General

A very popular section of coast, particularly during the summer holidays when the backing caravan park is full.

Location

Information Symbols

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

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 12:04:55

     

    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

      Thu, 25 Aug 02:00 pm

      AVALON AWS (11 km)


      Shower or two.
      12.60 °C
      SW/22 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
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      11° 12° 14° 15° 16° 16° 10°

      WATER

      11

      Issued at Wed, 24 Aug 13:59

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        23 km/h
        0.6m
      • SSW
        25 km/h
        0.5m
      • W
        26 km/h
        0.6m
      • W
        21 km/h
        0.5m
      • WNW
        19 km/h
        0.4m
      • NW
        16 km/h
        0.3m
      • ESE
        19 km/h
        0.4m
      • NNE
        24 km/h
        0.6m

      Portarlington issued at Wed, 24 Aug 18:19

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
      Swell:
      Westerly 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 metres around midday.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the morning.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        01:49
        0.25m
      • high
        07:55
        0.94m
      • low
        13:43
        0.37m
      • high
        19:45
        1.00m

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      Corio Bay issued at Thu, 25 Aug 14:32

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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