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

Point Wilson West VIC

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is... Read more

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is on Commonwealth land. The second is on the east side of land-locked Snake Island; and the remaining two are inside an open bay to the west of Snake Island.All four beaches are usually calm, with the beach fronted by shallow, irregular rocks; sand tidal flats; and seagrass beds. There is no public access to Point Wilson and restricted access to the Snake Island beaches, which are backed by salt evaporators.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on these essentially tidal flat beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most fishing is done from boats over the sea grass beds.

General

Four very low energy beaches and tidal flats all with restricted public access.

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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 East, 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:
 vicP094

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Monday 22, Jan 11:02 pm

Day 27°    Night 17°
17.5°C
Humid. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.95m
1 am
0.19m
7 pm
0.81m
1 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 25°    Night 14°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
0.96m
1 am
0.22m
8 pm
0.82m
2 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 25th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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