Point Wilson East - Beach in Point Wilson Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Wilson East VIC

Point Wilson is a low basalt point that protrudes south into Port Phillip Bay and forms the northern entrance to Corio Bay. The point is backed by the Commonwealth Explosives Department and is off limits to the public.Between the Sand Hummocks and the point is a 2.5 km section... Read more

Point Wilson is a low basalt point that protrudes south into Port Phillip Bay and forms the northern entrance to Corio Bay. The point is backed by the Commonwealth Explosives Department and is off limits to the public.Between the Sand Hummocks and the point is a 2.5 km section of east facing coast, composed of low, sandy, beach ridges and narrow beach. The beaches are fronted by seagrass meadows. The 2.5 km long Point Wilson jetty separates the two, with the 500 m long eastern beach terminating at the point.

Swimming

These are two narrow beaches, with narrow sand flats and relatively deep, seagrass covered sand off the beaches. However, the public is prohibited from landing in this explosives area.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The seagrass beds are popular areas for catching whiting.

General

Two low energy beaches fronted by seagrass flats, but backed by Australia's largest explosive depot.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Point Wilson, VIC 3212

Includes beaches:
Sand Hummocks Mid, Sand Hummocks South, Point Wilson North, Point Wilson West, Snake Island, Snake Island West 1, Snake Island West 2, Avalon, Point Abeona

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP093

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 7:17 am

Day 21°    Night 14°
11.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
0.94m
5 pm
0.80m
12 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 12°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, locally 20 knots about the coast during the afternoon. Winds turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

6 am
0.95m
12 am
0.12m
6 pm
0.82m
1 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to northwesterly in the west during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 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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