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PORTARLINGTON JETTY

UNPATROLLED BEACH

Beach

Point Richards is a large accumulation of sand that forms the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula. The point is still growing slowly to the west, while in the east it is attached to the bedrock at Portarlington. There are three beaches along this 2.5 km section of coast. The first is a 300 m long, low energy section west of the point, which grades into tidal flats. Between the point and the Portarlington Jetty is a 2 km long, north facing beach, backed by a large reserve and a caravan park. The third beach runs for 200 m east of the jetty to the bluffs. All three beaches have good access, with a large car park on the point servicing a boat ramp, and a second boat ramp on Portarlington Beach.

Swimming

These are three relatively safe beaches, with usually calm to low wave conditions. Due to the extensive sand flats, bathing is best at mid to high tide. However, watch the boat traffic near the boat ramps and jetty.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetty is the most popular location.

General

A very popular section of coast, particularly during the summer holidays when the backing caravan park is full.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
60

Location

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  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Public phone Public phone
  • 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 5° NW/15.00 km/h

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AVALON AWS (11 km) issued at Tue 4 Aug 08:00

WATER

11

Issued at Mon, August 3 14:15

SWELL FORECAST

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  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
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  • AM
  • SSW
    0.5 m
  • SW
    0.8 m
  • SSW
    0.8 m
  • SSW
    0.8 m
  • SSW
    0.6 m

issued at Tue, August 4 04:44

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UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    00:06
    0.42m
  • High
    05:36
    1.05m
  • Low
    12:15
    0.27m
  • High
    18:27
    1.14m
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Geelong issued at Tue, August 4 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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