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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 05:37
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Sun, 28 May 05:03
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 10:59 am

Day 14°    Night 8°
11.2°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then shifting westerly during the late morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
0.86m
10 am
0.12m
5 pm
0.99m
11 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 15°    Night 6°
Possible morning shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning northwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 1 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Possible hail in the morning.

Tide

4 am
0.87m
11 am
0.13m
5 pm
1.01m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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