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

Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:07 am

Day 17°    Night 7°
10°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Northerly winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.04m
9 am
0.26m
3 pm
1.11m
9 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 19°    Night 9°
Possible late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly 25 to 30 knots later at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
1.05m
10 am
0.23m
4 pm
1.17m
10 pm
0.59m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon. Squalls to 40 knots possible with showers or thunderstorms.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (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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