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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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

Monday 22, Jan 10:44 pm

Day 27°    Night 17°
16.8°C
Humid. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.95m
1 am
0.19m
7 pm
0.81m
1 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 25°    Night 14°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
0.96m
1 am
0.22m
8 pm
0.82m
2 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 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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