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

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:15 pm

Day 21°    Night 10°
17.3°C
Showers developing

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Afternoon coastal seabreezes around 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes around 15 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

6 am
0.89m
12 am
0.16m
6 pm
0.84m
12 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 19°    Night 12°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers inshore, 60% chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
0.89m
1 am
0.18m
7 pm
0.84m
1 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 27th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 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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