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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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, 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

Wednesday 24, May 7:55 pm

Day 17°    Night 10°
12.7°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly before dawn then easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and to 10 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
0.35m
1 pm
0.88m
6 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 9°
Shower or two developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon and easing to 15 to 25 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

12 am
0.95m
7 am
0.29m
2 pm
0.94m
8 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (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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