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

Marine Warnings

Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:01 am

Day 17°    Night 8°
9.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Northerly winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.85m
8 am
0.24m
3 pm
0.89m
9 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 19°    Night 8°
Possible late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly 25 to 30 knots later at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

2 am
0.86m
9 am
0.21m
4 pm
0.93m
10 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon. Squalls to 40 knots possible with showers or thunderstorms.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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