Point Gellibrand - Beach in Williamstown Hobsons Bay VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Gellibrand VIC

Point Gellibrand is a low, basaltic point in lee of which is a narrow, high tide, sand beach fronted by basalt boulders and sand flats. A road parallels the back of the 500 m long, crenulate beach, and historic Fort Gellibrand occupies the backing point.The beach faces south-east and... Read more

Point Gellibrand is a low, basaltic point in lee of which is a narrow, high tide, sand beach fronted by basalt boulders and sand flats. A road parallels the back of the 500 m long, crenulate beach, and historic Fort Gellibrand occupies the backing point.The beach faces south-east and consequently (coupled with the point and rocks) receives very low waves. As a result, there are sand flats amongst the rocks.

Swimming

Best at high tide when the rocks and sand flats are covered.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

There is shallow water right along the beach even off the rocks.

General

A narrow winding beach dominated by basalt rock flats and boulders.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Williamstown, VIC 3016

Includes beaches:
Sandon Street, Elwood, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda, St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Middle Park, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Station Pier, Sandridge, Webb Dock, Williamstown

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP068

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:57 pm

Day 16°    Night 9°
12.1°C
Wind and showers easing

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the southwest, tending northerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, but reaching 30 knots offshore and in the far west. Winds shifting westerly 30 to 40 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 80% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail at night.

Tide

5 am
0.95m
6 pm
1.02m
12 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 15°    Night 7°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.95m
12 am
0.43m
7 pm
1.03m
12 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 20th 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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