- Beach Number:
- Includes Beaches:
- Altona (cresser) Altona (main) Skeleton Creek Point Cook North Point Cook Homestead Point Cook South Point Cook South 1 Point Cook South 2 Campbells Cove North Campbells Cove South Duncans Road North
- Post Code:
- General Beach Hazard Rating:
- 1/10 ( Least hazardous)
- Nearby Beaches:
- Altona (cresser) (0.6km) Altona (main) (1.7km) Williamstown (2.2km) Skeleton Creek (3.1km) Point Gellibrand (3.2km)
Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
BeachThe 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.
SwimmingOnly possible at high tide, and even then better suited for wading than swimming.
FishingBetter at Cresser Park, off the jetty or seawall at high tide.
GeneralTwo very low energy beaches, both backed by large foreshore reserves.
- Formal parking area