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QUEENSCLIFF - PIER BEACH

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicP129
Includes Beaches:
grassy/ point george point george south half moon bay hood bight st leonards st leonards pier red bluff swan island sand island
State/Region:
VIC Queenscliff
Post Code:
3225
Length:
0.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
sand island  (1.1km) lonsdale bay - santa casa  (1.3km) swan island  (2.1km) point nepean  (2.4km) point nepean jetty  (2.4km)

Beach

Queenscliff Beach fronts the town of the same name. It is 800 m long, faces south-east, and is backed by a large foreshore reserve with numerous facilities. The Queenscliff harbour channel and breakwater form the northern boundary, with the vegetated slopes of 20 m high Shortland Bluff forming the southern boundary. Two long jetties cross the beach, one servicing the passenger ferry to Portsea; and the other is the old Pilot Jetty. There are several boat sheds below the bluffs and the Queenscliff Lighthouse on top of Shortland Bluff.The beach is low and flat, with a continuous, wide, shallow bar and no rips. Shallow reef flats extend east of the bluff.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach with a wide shallow bar.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The harbour channel, the two jetties and the seawall round the base of the Bluff all provide excellent fishing locations.

General

A very accessible beach, with numerous facilities in the foreshore reserve and the attractive town of Queenscliff behind.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Playground Playground
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • 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 12:05:02

     

    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

      Sun, 25 Sep 11:00 am

      GEELONG RACECOU (17 km)


      Possible morning shower.
      12.80 °C
      WSW/20 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SunMonTueWedThuFri
      15° 16° 16° 18° 14° 14°

      WATER

      13

      Issued at Sat, 24 Sep 14:23

      SWELL FORECAST

      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        28 km/h
        0.4m
      • SW
        24 km/h
        0.4m
      • NW
        14 km/h
        0.2m
      • SSE
        14 km/h
        0.3m
      • WNW
        25 km/h
        0.4m
      • WNW
        18 km/h
        0.3m
      • S
        18 km/h
        0.4m
      • NE
        31 km/h
        1m

      Queenscliff issued at Sat, 24 Sep 19:11

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      5



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        07:21
        0.95m
      • low
        11:48
        0.45m
      • high
        18:39
        0.96m

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      Queenscliff issued at Sun, 25 Sep 11:58

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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