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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

Mon

22/01

Tue

23/01

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24/01

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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

Monday 22, Jan 10:55 pm

Day 26°    Night 19°
18.5°C
Humid. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.96m
1 am
0.26m
7 pm
0.85m
1 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 24°    Night 15°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.96m
1 am
0.27m
7 pm
0.86m
2 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 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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