Anderson Point - Beach in Portland North Glenelg VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Anderson Point

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Anderson and Whalers Points are two adjoining, 30 m high bluffs, located 1 km north of Portland Harbour. Whalers Point Lighthouse stands 41 m above sea level and was built in 1859. Along the base of the bluffs are two narrow, low beaches. The beaches are often... Read more

Anderson and Whalers Points are two adjoining, 30 m high bluffs, located 1 km north of Portland Harbour. Whalers Point Lighthouse stands 41 m above sea level and was built in 1859. Along the base of the bluffs are two narrow, low beaches. The beaches are often awash at high tide with waves reaching the bluffs. Along Whalers Bluff, a seawall has been built on the beach to protect the bluff from erosion. Both beaches receive waves averaging about 1 m, which break over a shallow, attached bar. Some rocks and reefs are present off the beaches.There is a reserve and car park on Anderson Point, and houses on Whalers Point. It is a steep descent to both beaches. Whalers Point Beach is also accessible around the rocks from Nunns Beach.

Swimming

Moderately safe during normal waves. However, the seawall on Whalers Point Beach now makes it unsuitable for bathing.

Surfing

Usually low, sloppy beach breaks over the bar and reefs.

Fishing

Usually shallow off the beaches.

General

Two narrow beaches that are difficult to access and are generally unsuitable for bathing.

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Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
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Topographic rips
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Formal parking area
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Saturday, 21 Sep 6:57

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.


Portland North, VIC 3305
Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic538