Portarlington Jetty - Beach in Portarlington Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Portarlington Jetty 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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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, Steeles West, Steeles, Steeles East, Grassy Point West

Length:
0.2km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP115

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 2:33 pm

Day 19°    Night 11°
19.7°C
Morning fog then mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and afternoon inshore seabreezes of similar strength
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: breezes of similar strength
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

5 am
0.94m
12 am
0.45m
6 pm
1.02m
12 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 22°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then shifting southerly about 10 knots in the west during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
0.96m
12 am
0.47m
7 pm
1.02m
12 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day. Afternoon inshore seabreezes around 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 2:10 pm
Sat 21st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 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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