Skeleton Creek - Beach in Altona Hobsons Bay VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Skeleton Creek VIC

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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

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 Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP073

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Mon, 22 Oct 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Monday 22, Oct 7:10 pm

Day 28°    Night 9°
26.5°C
Clear

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the morning before shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 25 during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

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

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct

Day 20°    Night 12°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.67m
8 am
0.33m
2 pm
0.73m
8 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Oct to Mon 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 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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