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

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

Marine Warnings

Wed, 22 Feb 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Wed, 22 Feb 04:59
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:50 am

Day 34°    Night 13°
10.9°C
Windy. Mostly sunny. Late change

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending northerly 20 to 30 knots around midday then shifting west to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

11 am
0.92m
5 am
0.49m
6 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 24°    Night 15°
Mostly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 30 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of drizzle in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

12 am
0.87m
6 am
0.52m
12 pm
0.88m
7 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the west during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 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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