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

Thursday 23, Feb 2:56 am

Day 24°    Night 16°
17.7°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning and easing to 15 to 20 knots by the afternoon. Winds tending southwesterly easing to 10 to 15 knots by the evening.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the late morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Tide

11 am
0.71m
5 am
0.47m
6 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 23°    Night 13°
Possible morning drizzle

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Tide

1 am
0.68m
6 am
0.49m
12 pm
0.68m
7 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 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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