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Point Cook Homestead

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vicp075
State/Region:
VIC - Point Cook
Post Code:
3030
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Point Cook lends its name to the original homestead built in 1849. It is adjacent to the RAAF base, and to the new Coastal Park. The point is named after John Cook, who was the mate on the HMS Rattlesnake, which chartered Port Phillip in 1836. Today the original homestead and its buildings are part of the Coastal Park and are open to the public.

Point Cook Homestead Beach lies between the actual Point Cook, a low basalt promontory, and a protrusion 700 m to the south-west. It is a narrow, 10 m wide beach fronted by sand and basalt rock flats up to 200 m wide. The old Homestead Jetty crosses the beach, but is now in ruins.

The beach and adjacent tidal flats are part of the Point Cook Marine Reserve. Line fishing is permitted, but collecting of marine organisms is prohibited.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on the shallow sand flats. Watch out for the numerous rocks.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at high tide when the sand flats are covered.

General

The Park and Homestead are well worth a visit and have extensive shady park and picnic facilities.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

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  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Park Park
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • 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 19° wind N/28 km/h

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LAVERTON AWS (8 km) issued at Mon 21 Apr 14:00 (EST)

WATER

19

Issued at Mon, April 21 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    0.4 m
  • SW
    0.5 m
  • SSW
    0.4 m
  • SW
    0.4 m
  • SW
    0.3 m

Point Cook issued at Sun, April 20 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    1:06
    0.46m
  • High
    6:21
    0.91m
  • Low
    13:19
    0.22m
  • High
    19:45
    0.95m
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Melbourne issued at Mon, April 21 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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