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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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.

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
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Playground
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:56 pm

Day 16°    Night 8°
9.9°C
Showers

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 35 knots tending northerly 35 to 45 knots during the morning. A west to northwesterly change 30 to 40 knots reaching the far west late morning, and extending throughout by early afternoon. Winds easing to 25 to 30 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Seas: 3 to 5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
0.85m
11 am
0.18m
6 pm
1.00m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 15°    Night 6°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly before dawn and increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the morning. Winds tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
0.86m
12 am
0.40m
7 pm
1.01m
12 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 20th 1 (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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