Red Bluff

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

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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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
14°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
Winds

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Kiosk
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Drinking water
Showers
Toilets Block M/F
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Boat ramp
Thursday, 21 Oct 8:26

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.


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 Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP126
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Beach at capacity
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Beach nearing capacity
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