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

Friday 20, Apr 9:14 am

Day 20°    Night 11°
13.4°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and afternoon inshore seabreezes of similar strength
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: breezes of similar strength
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

5 am
1.03m
12 am
0.47m
7 pm
1.14m
12 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 22°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then shifting southerly about 10 knots in the west during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
1.05m
1 am
0.49m
7 pm
1.14m
1 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day. Afternoon inshore seabreezes around 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm
Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 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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