Point Henry - Beach in Moolap Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Henry VIC

Point Henry forms the southern entrance to Corio Bay, as it protrudes 3 km northward into the bay. Most of the point is occupied by salt works and the Alcoa processing plant. A sealed road runs out past the plant to the point. There is a reserve... Read more

Point Henry forms the southern entrance to Corio Bay, as it protrudes 3 km northward into the bay. Most of the point is occupied by salt works and the Alcoa processing plant. A sealed road runs out past the plant to the point. There is a reserve with parking and limited facilities on the point, including beach boat launching.The 1 km beach lies on the north-eastern tip of the point, between the point and the 1 km long Alcoa jetty. The northern half is a low, narrow spit extending northward into the bay. The beach is low and shelly and is fronted by 100 to 200 m wide sand flats.

Swimming

Better at high tide when the san flats are covered.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The water is shallow off the beach with the deepest water off the back of the spit.

General

A low energy beach and spit at the entrance to Corio Bay.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Moolap, VIC 3224

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

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP106

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:53 pm

Day 16°    Night 9°
9.3°C
Wind and showers easing

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 35 knots tending northerly 35 to 45 knots during the morning. A west to northwesterly change 30 to 40 knots reaching the far west late morning, and extending throughout by early afternoon. Winds easing to 25 to 30 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Seas: 3 to 5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
1.07m
12 am
0.51m
6 pm
1.20m
12 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 15°    Night 6°
Windy. Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly before dawn and increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the morning. Winds tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
1.07m
1 am
0.45m
7 pm
1.20m
1 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 20th 1 (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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