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

Weather

Monday 22, Oct 12:04 pm

Day 28°    Night 8°
24.5°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the morning before shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 25 during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
0.73m
7 am
0.36m
1 pm
0.79m
7 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct

Day 20°    Night 10°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.73m
8 am
0.38m
2 pm
0.79m
9 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Oct to Mon 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 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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