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
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 2:31 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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