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

Wednesday 24, Jan 6:43 pm

Day 24°    Night 14°
22.5°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
0.93m
2 am
0.27m
8 pm
0.83m
3 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, Jan

Day 27°    Night 15°
Humid. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

9 am
0.93m
2 am
0.30m
9 pm
0.83m
3 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Wed 24, Jan to Wed 31, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Fri 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Sat 27th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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