Avalon - Beach in Avalon Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Avalon VIC

Avalon Beach is the first public beach since Werribee South. It lies on the north side of Corio Bay and faces due south. The Avalon Beach Road runs due south from the Princes Highway for 6 km to reach the beach. There is a foreshore reserve and... Read more

Avalon Beach is the first public beach since Werribee South. It lies on the north side of Corio Bay and faces due south. The Avalon Beach Road runs due south from the Princes Highway for 6 km to reach the beach. There is a foreshore reserve and a number of houses, fishing shacks and numerous jetties and rock groynes across the low beach. Tidal sand flats extend out into the bay and are exposed at low tide.

Swimming

Only at mid to high tide, when the sand flats are covered.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most fishers go out onto the bay in boats, with fishing off the jetties and groynes only possible at high tide.

General

This is a popular fishing settlement, with the houses, jetties and moored boats dominating the very low energy beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Avalon, VIC 3212

Includes beaches:
Sand Hummocks Mid, Sand Hummocks South, Point Wilson North, Point Wilson East, Point Wilson West, Snake Island, Snake Island West 1, Snake Island West 2, Point Abeona

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP098

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Monday 22, Oct 12:34 pm

Day 28°    Night 8°
25.9°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the morning before shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 25 during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
0.76m
6 am
0.40m
1 pm
0.81m
8 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct

Day 20°    Night 10°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.75m
7 am
0.41m
2 pm
0.78m
9 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Oct to Mon 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 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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