Altona (main) - Beach in Altona Hobsons Bay VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Altona (main) VIC

Altona Beach forms the southern boundary of the town of Altona, with the Esplanade paralleling the beach.The Altona Railway Station is located 500 m north of the beach, and the beach is crossed by the 500 m long Altona Pier. The Altona Life Saving Club, formed in 1927, is... Read more

Altona Beach forms the southern boundary of the town of Altona, with the Esplanade paralleling the beach.The Altona Railway Station is located 500 m north of the beach, and the beach is crossed by the 500 m long Altona Pier. The Altona Life Saving Club, formed in 1927, is located just east of the pier and patrols a bathing and No Boating Zone, extending 200 m east of the pier.The beach runs roughly east-west for 3 km from the point at Frazer Reserve, past the town to the western drainage channel, called Laverton Creek. Most facilities are located near the pier and lifesaving club. There are also picnic areas in foreshore reserves at either end of the beach.The beach is widest near the pier, but narrows west of the groyne, which is located 100 m past the pier. Intertidal and subtidal sand flats front the beach, requiring a long wade to reach deep water.

Swimming

It is best to bathe in the patrolled area east of the pier. The depth over the sand flats varies with the tide, and is best at high tide for a swim, or low tide for a wade.

General

A long, accessible beach, with good facilities at the pier and reserves at each end.

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Altona LSC

Information

About

Altona, VIC 3018

Includes beaches:
Altona (burns Reserve), Altona (cresser), Skeleton Creek, Point Cook North, Point Cook Homestead, Point Cook South, Point Cook South 1, Point Cook South 2, Campbells Cove North, Campbells Cove South, Duncans Road North

Length:
3.1km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP072

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Street parking
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Playground
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Sun, 21 Oct 05:17
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 8:57 am

Day 19°    Night 8°
10.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable to 10 knots later in the afternoon before tending northeast to northerly in the late evening. Afternoon inshore breezes to 15 knots.
Swell: Westerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.33m
12 pm
0.77m
6 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 27°    Night 8°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
0.68m
6 am
0.34m
1 pm
0.75m
7 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 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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