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Altona (burns Reserve)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicp070
State/Region:
VIC - Seaholme
Post Code:
3018
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

The Altona Coastal Park lies at the mouth of Kororoit Creek. Most of the beach is fronted by 500 m wide sand flats, while the backing shoreline is composed of marsh and patches of sand. Only toward the southern end of the park, in the P.A. Burns Reserve, does a continuous beach form, still fronted by 300 to 400 m wide flats. The reserve terminates at an open, 30 m wide drainage easement, on the other side of which is Cresser Park. The park contains a large car park, boat ramp, yacht club and a small jetty. The narrow beach alternates with seawalls, while the tidal flats deepen off Cresser Park and are covered by seagrass, with numerous boats moored off the beach.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide, and even then better suited for wading than swimming.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at Cresser Park, off the jetty or seawall at high tide.

General

Two very low energy beaches, both backed by large foreshore reserves.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Park Park
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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Hazards

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

Today 22° wind WSW/46 km/h

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Weather information
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31° 17°11° 17° 22° 29° 24°12°

LAVERTON AWS (8 km) issued at Fri 31 Oct 23:30 (EST)

WATER

16

Issued at Sat, October 25 07:01

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • S
    0.3 m
  • SSW
    0.3 m
  • SSW
    0.3 m
  • SSW
    0.2 m
  • SSW
    0.3 m

Seaholme issued at Fri, October 24 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

9

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TODAY'S TIDE

No tide data is currently available from the Bureau of Meteorology for this location

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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