St Leonards Pier

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

At Indented Head, the coast turns and runs due south for 3 km down to the low bluffs at St Leonards. The Esplanade runs right behind the beach and low foredune. There are two picnic areas behind the main beach, with a camping reserve toward St Leonards, and... Read more

At Indented Head, the coast turns and runs due south for 3 km down to the low bluffs at St Leonards. The Esplanade runs right behind the beach and low foredune. There are two picnic areas behind the main beach, with a camping reserve toward St Leonards, and a foreshore reserve with numerous facilities backing the bluffs and St Leonards Pier Beach. Toward the southern end of St Leonards Beach, there are several wooden groynes, as well as the breakwater and pier, that form the boundary with the 300 m long St Leonards Pier Beach. This beach terminates at a low, rocky point and reef flats.Both beaches are low and narrow and fronted by shallow, 100 to 200 m wide sand flats, containing low amplitude bars and runnels. The flats are exposed at low tide.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches fronted by shallow sand flats and low bars. Bathing is better at mid to high tide when the flats are covered.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The rocks on the south side of Indented Head and the St Leonards Pier are the two best places to reach deeper water.

General

A long, relatively natural beach, with good access and numerous facilities, plus the small town of St Leonards at the southern end.

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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
18°C
Water
13°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

Hazards

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Sharks
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
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Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Kiosk
Playground
Shops
Park
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Friday, 17 Sep 8:50

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, Red Bluff, Swan Island, Sand Island, Queenscliff - Pier Beach
Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP125
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
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Beach nearing capacity
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