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 19, Feb 10:51 pm

Day 19°    Night 10°
10.8°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening with possible hail.

Tide

9 am
0.90m
3 am
0.35m
10 pm
0.84m
3 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 22°    Night 10°
Shower or two clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at first in the far east, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres abating to 1 metre at night.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
0.89m
3 am
0.38m
10 pm
0.82m
4 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:20 pm
Mon 20th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 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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