Skeleton Creek

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Past Laverton Creek drainage channel, the coast continues to the south. It consists of a low, narrow beach (Skeleton Creek), backed by low, swampy ground. The northern end is backed by the Altona Explosives Reserve, while the southern half has swampy lakes that drain into Skeleton Creek,... Read more

Past Laverton Creek drainage channel, the coast continues to the south. It consists of a low, narrow beach (Skeleton Creek), backed by low, swampy ground. The northern end is backed by the Altona Explosives Reserve, while the southern half has swampy lakes that drain into Skeleton Creek, whose mouth forms the boundary between the two beaches. Both beaches are fronted by 200 m wide, low gradient, intertidal sand flats. There is presently no public access to these beaches, although they may become part of the adjacent Point Cook Coastal Park.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide when the tidal flats are covered.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Only over the tidal flats at high tide.

General

Two very low energy beaches, presently inaccessible to the public.

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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
21°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
Winds

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Thursday, 21 Oct 8:51

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), Altona (main), 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: 1.5km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP073
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