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Altona (main)

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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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Altona LSC

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Altona (Lifeguards)

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
10°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
5 / 11

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
Sunday, 11 Apr 11:57

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.


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 Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP072
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
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Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
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