Point Richards West - Beach in Bellarine Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Richards West VIC

Point Richards is a large accumulation of sand that forms the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula. The point is still growing slowly to the west, while in the east it is attached to the bedrock at Portarlington. There are three beaches along this 2.5 km section of... Read more

Point Richards is a large accumulation of sand that forms the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula. The point is still growing slowly to the west, while in the east it is attached to the bedrock at Portarlington. There are three beaches along this 2.5 km section of coast. The first is a 300 m long, low energy section west of the point, which grades into tidal flats. Between the point and the Portarlington Jetty is a 2 km long, north facing beach, backed by a large reserve and a caravan park. The third beach runs for 200 m east of the jetty to the bluffs.All three beaches have good access, with a large car park on the point servicing a boat ramp, and a second boat ramp on Portarlington Beach.

Swimming

These are three relatively safe beaches, with usually calm to low wave conditions. Due to the extensive sand flats, bathing is best at mid to high tide. However, watch the boat traffic near the boat ramps and jetty.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetty is the most popular location.

General

A very popular section of coast, particularly during the summer holidays when the backing caravan park is full.

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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

Bellarine, VIC 3223

Includes beaches:
Clifton Springs West, Clifton Springs Main, Clifton Springs East, Portarlington, Portarlington Jetty, Steeles West, Steeles, Steeles East, Grassy Point West

Length:
0.3km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP113

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Sunday 22, Apr 6:59 pm

Day 22°    Night 11°
15.4°C
Hazy. Fog developing

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.82m
1 am
0.35m
8 pm
0.90m
1 pm
0.12m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Apr

Day 23°    Night 11°
Possible early fog. Hazy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.83m
2 am
0.36m
8 pm
0.89m
2 pm
0.15m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Weather

Sun 22, Apr to Sun 29, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

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