Steeles - Beach in Portarlington Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Steeles VIC

East of Portarlington, The Esplanade follows the coast for 10 km to The Bluff, with a continuous foreshore reserve between the road and the shore. There are ten low energy beaches in this section, all with excellent access and are backed by a grassy reserve.The first three are small... Read more

East of Portarlington, The Esplanade follows the coast for 10 km to The Bluff, with a continuous foreshore reserve between the road and the shore. There are ten low energy beaches in this section, all with excellent access and are backed by a grassy reserve.The first three are small pockets of sand below 5 m high bluffs, with low, rocky reefs bordering each beach. They are located 1 km east of Portarlington and lie either side of Steele Trig station, and all face north. The first beach (Steeles West) is 200 m long and is backed by sloping grassy bluffs. Steeles Beach is 150 m long, with a boat ramp and an informal parking area on flat land below the bluff; while Steeles East is narrow and backed by eroding bluffs. All three are usually calm or have low waves, and are fronted by scattered rock reefs and 100 to 200 m wide rock and sand flats.

Swimming

Three relatively safe beaches, with the best bathing at mid to high tide. Watch the occasional rocks and reefs and the boats using the middle beach.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The rocks are the best location at high tide.

General

Three small beaches not visible from the road, with good access but no facilities.

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Information

About

Portarlington, VIC 3223

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

Length:
0.15km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP117

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Boat ramp

Marine Warnings

Mon, 22 Oct 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Monday 22, Oct 5:36 pm

Day 28°    Night 8°
29.5°C
Mostly clear

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 21°    Night 11°
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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