Grassy Point West - Beach in Portarlington Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Grassy Point West VIC

East of Steele Trig, the coast trends east for 2 km to Grassy Point, then turns to the south-east for 2.8 km to Point George. Here it turns again, to the south-south-east, for 900 m down to Half Moon Bay. There are three beaches located between these points. ... Read more

East of Steele Trig, the coast trends east for 2 km to Grassy Point, then turns to the south-east for 2.8 km to Point George. Here it turns again, to the south-south-east, for 900 m down to Half Moon Bay. There are three beaches located between these points. The Esplanade and foreshore reserve back the beaches, and there is a camping area on the eroding beach front south of Point George.The three beaches are all narrow and crenulate, with low (1 to 2 m high) backing bluffs, and 100 to 200 m wide sand flats. Seagrass grows on the deeper parts of the sand flats and washes up onto the beaches.

Swimming

Three relatively safe beaches, with usually calm to low wind waves. Water depth over the shallow sand flats depends on the tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

You can only fish from the beach at high tide.

General

Three very accessible beaches, with Point George housing a popular, beach front camping reserve.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Portarlington, VIC 3223

Includes beaches:
Clifton Springs West, Clifton Springs Main, Clifton Springs East, Point Richards West, Portarlington, Portarlington Jetty, Steeles West, Steeles, Steeles East

Length:
2km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP119

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Saturday 20, Oct 9:02 pm

Day 19°    Night 9°
12.5°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots by late morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending westerly 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
0.82m
5 am
0.29m
11 pm
0.76m
5 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Oct

Day 20°    Night 7°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.32m
12 pm
0.80m
6 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Oct to Sat 27, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 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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