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

Clifton Springs West 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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Clifton Springs, VIC 3222

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

Length:
0.8km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP110

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Water Temp
    Water Temp

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Street parking
  • Toilets
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Sunday 22, Jul 3:36 am

Day 15°    Night 4°
9.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
0.92m
4 am
0.32m
10 pm
1.06m
3 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Jul

Day 14°    Night 6°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly 30 to 35 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

11 am
0.93m
4 am
0.32m
10 pm
1.02m
4 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 22, Jul to Sun 29, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots shifting westerly 25 to 30 knots later in the morning, easing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 4 to 7 metres.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 24th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 25th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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