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

Point Wilson North 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 East, Point Wilson West, Snake Island, Snake Island West 1, Snake Island West 2, Avalon, Point Abeona

Length:
2km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP092

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 22, Jul 3:32 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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