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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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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 24, Jan 6:50 pm

Day 24°    Night 14°
22.5°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
0.93m
2 am
0.27m
8 pm
0.83m
3 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, Jan

Day 27°    Night 15°
Humid. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

9 am
0.93m
2 am
0.30m
9 pm
0.83m
3 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Wed 24, Jan to Wed 31, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Fri 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Sat 27th 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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