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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, 26 Aug 07:00 pm

      AVALON AWS (17 km)


      Cloudy.
      10.20 °C
      WNW/13 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      12° 13° 15° 15° 10° 15° 10° 17° 10°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Fri, 26 Aug 14:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        23 km/h
        0.3m
      • WNW
        17 km/h
        0.2m
      • NW
        20 km/h
        0.3m
      • NNW
        20 km/h
        0.5m
      • S
        26 km/h
        0.7m
      • N
        30 km/h
        0.8m
      • NNE
        28 km/h
        0.7m
      • NE
        23 km/h
        0.8m

      St Leonards issued at Thu, 25 Aug 18:29

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2.5 metres.
      Seas:
      Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        06:41
        0.97m
      • low
        11:21
        0.44m
      • high
        18:12
        1.04m

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      Queenscliff issued at Fri, 26 Aug 20:14

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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