Collendina - Beach in Marcus Hill Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Collendina VIC

Collendina Beach occupies most of the open bay between Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads. It is 6 km long, extending from the reefs west of Point Lonsdale Beach to 1 km west of the Collendina Beach car park. The only public access is at the car park, together... Read more

Collendina Beach occupies most of the open bay between Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads. It is 6 km long, extending from the reefs west of Point Lonsdale Beach to 1 km west of the Collendina Beach car park. The only public access is at the car park, together with tracks over the foredune from the caravan park.The beach faces south-south-east and for the most part is backed by 10 to 20 m high, vegetated dunes, with a few blowouts. It receives waves averaging between 1 and 1.5 m, which break over a wide, low gradient surf zone and occasional reefs and rocks. Persistent rips occur every 250 m, with some permanent rips against the more prominent reefs. During bigger seas, waves break on outer, deeper reefs.

Swimming

Be careful on this beach as there are usually deep rip holes and strong currents along the beach. Stay inshore on the attached section of the bars and well clear of the rips and reefs.

Surfing

There are many beach and a few reef breaks along the beach, with best conditions in a low to moderate swell and northerly winds.

Fishing

There are excellent persistent rip holes and occasional gutters along the beach, plus some occasional reefs.

General

A long relatively natural beach offering plenty of sand, a low gradient inner surf for bathing, rip holes for fishing and numerous beach breaks for surfing.

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Information

About

Marcus Hill, VIC 3222

Includes beaches:
Collendina - Raffs, Ocean Grove, Raffs

Length:
6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic283A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 25, Sep 1:58 am

Day 14°    Night 7°
9.7°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.55m
12 pm
1.38m
6 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 26, Sep

Day 19°    Night 5°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.36m
6 am
0.52m
12 pm
1.43m
6 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Tue 25, Sep to Tue 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 25th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm
Wed 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:50 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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