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
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Sunday 09, Dec 1:57 pm

Day 21°    Night 14°
19.8°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the early afternoon. Winds tending southerly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
1.09m
4 pm
0.90m
12 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 10, Dec

Day 22°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
1.10m
12 am
0.18m
5 pm
0.91m
1 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Sun 09, Dec to Sun 16, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 9th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Mon 10th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 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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