Altona (burns Reserve) - Beach in Seaholme Hobsons Bay VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Altona (burns Reserve) VIC

The Altona Coastal Park lies at the mouth of Kororoit Creek. Most of the beach is fronted by 500 m wide sand flats, while the backing shoreline is composed of marsh and patches of sand. Only toward the southern end of the park, in the P.A. Burns Reserve,... Read more

The Altona Coastal Park lies at the mouth of Kororoit Creek. Most of the beach is fronted by 500 m wide sand flats, while the backing shoreline is composed of marsh and patches of sand. Only toward the southern end of the park, in the P.A. Burns Reserve, does a continuous beach form, still fronted by 300 to 400 m wide flats. The reserve terminates at an open, 30 m wide drainage easement, on the other side of which is Cresser Park. The park contains a large car park, boat ramp, yacht club and a small jetty. The narrow beach alternates with seawalls, while the tidal flats deepen off Cresser Park and are covered by seagrass, with numerous boats moored off the beach.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide, and even then better suited for wading than swimming.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at Cresser Park, off the jetty or seawall at high tide.

General

Two very low energy beaches, both backed by large foreshore reserves.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Seaholme, VIC 3018

Includes beaches:
Altona (cresser), Altona (main), 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:
0.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP070

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Park
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:41 pm

Day 18°    Night 10°
11°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening with possible hail.

Tide

9 am
0.97m
3 am
0.42m
9 pm
0.88m
3 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 21°    Night 10°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon, with possible hail in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

9 am
0.94m
3 am
0.46m
10 pm
0.86m
4 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 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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