Clifton Springs Main - Beach in Clifton Springs Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Clifton Springs Main VIC

The Clifton Springs section of coast is characterised by near continuous bluffs averaging 20 m high, and is fronted by a narrow, crenulate beach and wide sand flats. The first section lies to the immediate west of the boat ramp, which provides the best access, and has 400 m... Read more

The Clifton Springs section of coast is characterised by near continuous bluffs averaging 20 m high, and is fronted by a narrow, crenulate beach and wide sand flats. The first section lies to the immediate west of the boat ramp, which provides the best access, and has 400 m wide sand flats.The central section is the site of the main Clifton Springs recreational beach. It is the most popular of the northern Bellarine Peninsula beaches. It is located below 20 m high bluffs and is backed by an extensive foreshore reserve, with ample parking and picnic facilities. Most facilities and parking are on the bluffs, with more limited facilities at the beach. The narrow, 500 m long beach faces north-west and is fronted by tidal flats that extend several hundred metres into the bay. The width of the flats can be gauged by the length of the ruins of the 400 m long jetty.The eastern beach is a 5 km long, narrow, crenulate beach lying below the bluffs, which slowly decrease in height to the east. It fronts the Clifton Springs golf course and terminates 1 km west of Point Richards. While all of this beach is backed by a foreshore reserve, access is limited to the golf course or Beacon Point Road and bluff-top Water Drive. It has no facilities.

Swimming

Three relatively safe beaches, with best bathing on the main beach at mid to high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only at high tide from the beach.

General

A usually quiet section of coast with the main beach being the most accessible and popular.

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Information

About

Clifton Springs, VIC 3222

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

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP111

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 22, Apr 6:56 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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