Western - Beach in Drumcondra Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Western VIC

Western Beach is a narrow beach located below The Esplanade and its foreshore reserve, between Griffiths Gully Jetty and the Western Beach Motor Boat Club. A walkway and bike track run behind the low, narrow beach. Read more

Western Beach is a narrow beach located below The Esplanade and its foreshore reserve, between Griffiths Gully Jetty and the Western Beach Motor Boat Club. A walkway and bike track run behind the low, narrow beach.

Swimming

The beach slopes gently into the calm waters of the Bay, with depth dependent on the tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better off the jetties than the shallow beach.

General

A quiet beach backed by Geelong's foreshore reserve, and bordered by jetties and boat activity.

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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

Drumcondra, VIC 3215

Includes beaches:
Geelong Grammar, Moorpanyal Park, St Helens, Rippleside, Eastern, Point Henry, Seabrae-sands, Grand Scenic, Hermsley

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP104

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Shade
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct 4:07 am

Day 20°    Night 11°
12.5°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

2 am
0.81m
8 am
0.42m
2 pm
0.87m
9 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 24, Oct

Day 18°    Night 8°
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
0.86m
10 am
0.41m
3 pm
0.89m
10 pm
0.33m

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 4:20 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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