Kirk Point West - Beach in Point Wilson Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Kirk Point West VIC

At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the... Read more

At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the two major islands (north and mid) partly enclose a shallow lagoon, with the coast swinging to the south at the lagoon inlet. The islands are low and irregular, with major storms often overwashing the beaches and cutting new channels, as well as reshaping the beaches and islands. The south beach is backed by slightly higher land. The entire area is part of the sewer farm in the north and the Murtcaim Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sand Hummocks area, and is off limits to the public.The entire 6 km section consists of low, narrow beaches fronted by sand flats ranging from 50 to 100 m wide, with some deeper tidal channels along the lagoon section of the Sand Hummocks.

Swimming

The low beaches are fronted by sand flats, with water depth depending on the tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Mainly done from boats off the Sand Hummocks and Kirk Point.

General

This is a relatively natural section of low coast and lagoons. It is now preserved as a wildlife sanctuary, and is off limits to the public.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Point Wilson, VIC 3212

Includes beaches:
Duncans Road South, Werribee South, Werribee Sewer Farm North, Werribee Sewer Farm South, Lake Bowrie, Beacon Point, Beacon Point Boat Ramp, Kirk Point, Sand Hummocks North

Length:
1.7km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP088

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 22, Jul 3:39 am

Day 15°    Night 4°
9.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
0.92m
4 am
0.32m
10 pm
1.06m
3 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Jul

Day 14°    Night 6°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly 30 to 35 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

11 am
0.93m
4 am
0.32m
10 pm
1.02m
4 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 22, Jul to Sun 29, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots shifting westerly 25 to 30 knots later in the morning, easing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 4 to 7 metres.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 24th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 25th 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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