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

Sunday 22, Jul 3:41 am

Day 14°    Night 5°
8.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the west early in the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
0.89m
3 am
0.35m
10 pm
1.01m
3 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Jul

Day 13°    Night 7°
Shower or two. Wind easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

11 am
0.88m
4 am
0.34m
10 pm
0.98m
4 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 22, Jul to Sun 29, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 24th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 25th 1 (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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