Hampton - Beach in Hampton Bayside VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Hampton VIC

Hampton Beach was once part of a continuous strip of sand running from Picnic Point to Green Point, including Brighton Beach. The Hampton Life Saving Club was formed in 1913, to patrol the southern end. However, construction of the boat harbour in the early 1950s trapped sand from... Read more

Hampton Beach was once part of a continuous strip of sand running from Picnic Point to Green Point, including Brighton Beach. The Hampton Life Saving Club was formed in 1913, to patrol the southern end. However, construction of the boat harbour in the early 1950s trapped sand from the beach and erosion resulted. Beach nourishment was attempted in the 1970s, with little success; and the New Street groyne was built in 1986. This has trapped sand on the northern side and helped Brighton Beach, however Hampton remains virtually a shadow of its former self.Today the 900 m long beach is broad, but stagnant in the boat harbour. It consists of a few patches of sand where the Hampton Life Saving Club was previously located, and only a seawall, rocks and groyne up to the New Street groyne.Hampton Life Saving Club is located opposite the Sandringham Yacht Club between the Small St and New St Groynes. The Beach is well protected with a safe swimming area directly in front of the Life Saving Club. There are a few reefs just north of the club house, but these are easily visible from the shore. The Beach is popular with young families, and increasingly popular with Windsurfers and Kite Surfers.

Swimming

The safest place is on the patch of sand in front of the lifesaving club, but even here, keep away from the rocks and groynes.

Fishing

The groynes and seawall may not have saved the beach, but they have provided a good fishing spot, and access to relatively deep water.

General

The southern boat harbour is perfect for boating, however the beach has been heavily degraded by the lack of sand and numerous rock structures.

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Hampton LSC

Information

About

Hampton, VIC 3188

Includes beaches:
Black Rock, Black Rock Point, Half Moon Bay, Sandringham, Brighton, Holloway, Dendy Street, Middle Brighton, Middle Brighton Baths

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP054

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Kiosk
  • Bus
  • Train

Weather

Sunday 22, Jul 3:33 am

Day 14°    Night 6°
C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the west early in the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
0.86m
3 am
0.33m
9 pm
0.99m
3 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Jul

Day 13°    Night 8°
Shower or two. Windy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

11 am
0.84m
4 am
0.30m
10 pm
0.94m
4 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 22, Jul to Sun 29, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 24th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 25th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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.

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