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

Altona (cresser) 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 (burns Reserve), 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:
0.4km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP071

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Playground
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Wednesday 24, Jan 6:39 pm

Day 25°    Night 14°
22°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon inshore breezes to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

8 am
0.96m
2 am
0.29m
8 pm
0.86m
2 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, Jan

Day 27°    Night 16°
Humid. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Afternoon inshore breezes to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

8 am
0.95m
2 am
0.32m
9 pm
0.84m
3 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Wed 24, Jan to Wed 31, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Sat 27th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 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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