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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

      Mon, 29 Aug 09:00 am

      GEELONG RACECOU (17 km)


      Mostly sunny.
      11.70 °C
      NNE/7 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      MonTueWedThuFriSat
      18° 16° 10° 17° 10° 15° 14° 14°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Sun, 28 Aug 14:02

      SWELL FORECAST

      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NNE
        21 km/h
        0.5m
      • NNE
        21 km/h
        0.5m
      • NE
        26 km/h
        0.7m
      • N
        36 km/h
        0.8m
      • NNW
        13 km/h
        0.3m
      • WNW
        17 km/h
        0.3m
      • WNW
        17 km/h
        0.3m
      • SSW
        7 km/h
        0.1m

      Queenscliff issued at Sun, 28 Aug 22:50

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far west in the evening.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west around midday.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the west in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        01:55
        0.28m
      • high
        09:35
        0.91m
      • low
        13:49
        0.59m
      • high
        20:56
        0.96m

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      Queenscliff issued at Mon, 29 Aug 10:13

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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