Snake Island West 2 - Beach in Avalon Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Snake Island West 2 VIC

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is... Read more

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is on Commonwealth land. The second is on the east side of land-locked Snake Island; and the remaining two are inside an open bay to the west of Snake Island.All four beaches are usually calm, with the beach fronted by shallow, irregular rocks; sand tidal flats; and seagrass beds. There is no public access to Point Wilson and restricted access to the Snake Island beaches, which are backed by salt evaporators.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on these essentially tidal flat beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most fishing is done from boats over the sea grass beds.

General

Four very low energy beaches and tidal flats, all with restricted public access.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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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, Avalon, Point Abeona

Length:
0.4km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP097

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct 3:56 am

Day 21°    Night 11°
11.5°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

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

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 24, Oct

Day 18°    Night 7°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
0.78m
9 am
0.40m
3 pm
0.76m
10 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

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


Weather

Tue 23, Oct to Tue 30, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (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
Fri 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 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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