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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, 29 Sep 12:00 pm

      AVALON AWS (11 km)


      Shower or two.
      15.50 °C
      NNW/28 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      ThuFriSatSunMonTue
      15° 14° 16° 22° 11° 15° 10° 16° 10°

      WATER

      13

      Issued at Wed, 28 Sep 14:24

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SE
        39 km/h
        1.3m
      • SE
        39 km/h
        1.1m
      • ENE
        25 km/h
        0.5m
      • W
        10 km/h
        0.1m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        0.5m
      • WNW
        24 km/h
        0.6m
      • NE
        30 km/h
        0.9m
      • E
        34 km/h
        0.9m
      • NW
        24 km/h

      Portarlington issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore. Winds shifting north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots by midday. Winds then tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending easterly in the evening.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 3 to 5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
      Seas:
      2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

      UV INDEX

      5



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        00:06
        0.80m
      • low
        06:56
        0.29m
      • high
        13:23
        0.83m
      • low
        19:45
        0.40m

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      Corio Bay issued at Thu, 29 Sep 13:14

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      TODAY'S RADAR

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