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, Apr 6:53 pm

Day 21°    Night 12°
16.3°C
Hazy. Fog developing

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
0.86m
1 am
0.43m
8 pm
0.94m
1 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Apr

Day 27°    Night 11°
Possible early fog. Hazy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.86m
1 am
0.44m
8 pm
0.92m
2 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Apr to Sun 29, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm
Tue 24th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Wed 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm

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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