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RED BLUFF

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicP126
Includes Beaches:
grassy/ point george point george south half moon bay hood bight st leonards st leonards pier swan island sand island queenscliff - pier beach
State/Region:
VIC St Leonards
Post Code:
3223
Length:
5.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
st leonards pier  (1.1km) st leonards  (1.9km) hood bight  (3.1km) half moon bay  (3.4km) point george south  (3.8km)

Beach

On the south side of the low St Leonards bluffs, the coast trends almost due south for over 5 km to a series of recurved spits at Edward Point. The Esplanade runs behind the first 2 km, with a camping area on the beach just south of St Leonards. A picnic area, boat ramp and a second camping area are situated just before the 10 m high bluff section. On the south side of Red Bluff are another boat ramp and the yacht club, with several wooden groynes crossing the crenulate beach. The southern 3 km are part of Point Edward Wildlife Reserve and are backed by Swan Bay.

Swimming

The low narrow beach is fronted by 100 to 200 m wide sand flats with low amplitude bars. Bathing is better at mid to high tide, with the inner portions of the flats exposed at low tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at high tide when the flats are covered.

General

A long beach with numerous facilities between Red Bluff and St Leonards, and a rich wildlife reserve in the south.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Showers Showers
  • 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 12:04:50

     

    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, 27 May 01:30 am

      AVALON AWS (17 km)


      Shower or two.
      7.90 °C
      WNW/22 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 16°

      WATER

      15

      Issued at Thu, 26 May 14:07

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        26 km/h
        0.4m
      • SSW
        14 km/h
        0.1m
      • WSW
        19 km/h
        0.5m
      • SW
        39 km/h
        1m
      • SW
        31 km/h
        0.8m
      • SSW
        16 km/h
        0.4m
      • NW
        10 km/h
      • NNE
        16 km/h

      St Leonards issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the west in the evening.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
      Seas:
      Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        03:38
        1.01m
      • low
        09:40
        0.29m
      • high
        16:57
        1.09m
      • low
        22:08
        0.58m

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      Queenscliff issued at Fri, 27 May 02:26

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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