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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 22, Apr 6:59 pm

Day 22°    Night 11°
15.4°C
Hazy. Fog developing

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.91m
1 am
0.35m
8 pm
0.98m
1 pm
0.13m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Apr

Day 23°    Night 11°
Possible early fog. Hazy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.91m
2 am
0.38m
9 pm
0.98m
2 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Weather

Sun 22, Apr to Sun 29, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm
Tue 24th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Wed 25th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 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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