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
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct 2:32 am

Day 19°    Night 13°
14.2°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Southwesterly winds increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon.

Tide

1 am
0.72m
8 am
0.38m
2 pm
0.79m
9 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 24, Oct

Day 18°    Night 10°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
0.76m
9 am
0.39m
3 pm
0.80m
9 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Tue 23, Oct to Tue 30, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 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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