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

Monday 22, Oct 11:34 am

Day 28°    Night 9°
23.5°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the morning before shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 25 during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
0.81m
7 am
0.40m
1 pm
0.86m
8 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct

Day 19°    Night 12°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
0.81m
8 am
0.42m
2 pm
0.87m
9 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Oct to Mon 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 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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