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

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 12:27 pm

Day 16°    Night 8°
13.9°C
A few showers

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
1.06m
12 am
0.26m
6 pm
1.03m
1 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 16°    Night 5°
Mostly sunny. Late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

7 am
1.05m
1 am
0.26m
7 pm
1.02m
1 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots reaching 25 knots in the southeast by late morning. Wind shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then tending westerly 15 to 20 knots over western waters during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:40 pm
Tue 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 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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