Red Bluff - Beach in St Leonards Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Red Bluff VIC

On the south side of the low St Leonards bluffs, the coast trends almost due south for over 5 km to a series of recurved spits at Edward Point. The Esplanade runs behind the first 2 km, with a camping area on the beach just south of St Leonards.... Read more

On the south side of the low St Leonards bluffs, the coast trends almost due south for over 5 km to a series of recurved spits at Edward Point. The Esplanade runs behind the first 2 km, with a camping area on the beach just south of St Leonards. A picnic area, boat ramp and a second camping area are situated just before the 10 m high bluff section. On the south side of Red Bluff are another boat ramp and the yacht club, with several wooden groynes crossing the crenulate beach. The southern 3 km are part of Point Edward Wildlife Reserve and are backed by Swan Bay.

Swimming

The low narrow beach is fronted by 100 to 200 m wide sand flats with low amplitude bars. Bathing is better at mid to high tide, with the inner portions of the flats exposed at low tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at high tide when the flats are covered.

General

A long beach with numerous facilities between Red Bluff and St Leonards, and a rich wildlife reserve in the south.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

St Leonards, VIC 3223

Includes beaches:
Grassy/ Point George, Point George South, Half Moon Bay, Hood Bight, St Leonards, St Leonards Pier, Swan Island, Sand Island, Queenscliff - Pier Beach

Length:
5.2km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP126

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:47 am

Day 16°    Night 4°
4.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Inshore winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.82m
12 am
0.25m
6 pm
0.82m
12 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 23°    Night 7°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

7 am
0.81m
12 am
0.25m
6 pm
0.82m
1 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:10 pm
Wed 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Fri 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 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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