Portarlington - Beach in Portarlington Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Portarlington VIC

Point Richards is a large accumulation of sand that forms the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula. The point is still growing slowly to the west, while in the east it is attached to the bedrock at Portarlington. There are three beaches along this 2.5 km section of... Read more

Point Richards is a large accumulation of sand that forms the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula. The point is still growing slowly to the west, while in the east it is attached to the bedrock at Portarlington. There are three beaches along this 2.5 km section of coast. The first is a 300 m long, low energy section west of the point, which grades into tidal flats. Between the point and the Portarlington Jetty is a 2 km long, north facing beach, backed by a large reserve and a caravan park. The third beach runs for 200 m east of the jetty to the bluffs.All three beaches have good access, with a large car park on the point servicing a boat ramp, and a second boat ramp on Portarlington Beach.

Swimming

These are three relatively safe beaches, with usually calm to low wave conditions. Due to the extensive sand flats, bathing is best at mid to high tide. However, watch the boat traffic near the boat ramps and jetty.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetty is the most popular location.

General

A very popular section of coast, particularly during the summer holidays when the backing caravan park is full.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Portarlington, VIC 3223

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

Length:
2km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP114

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Sunday 22, Jul 3:31 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
0.90m
4 am
0.32m
9 pm
1.00m
3 pm
0.48m

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
0.89m
4 am
0.30m
10 pm
0.97m
4 pm
0.54m

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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