Williamstown Beach is located just south of the Williamstown Railway Station. It is also backed by the Esplanade, making it a very accessible beach. A foreshore reserve is located at the eastern end and contains the Anglers Club, the pier, a car park, a park and a picnic... Read more
Williamstown Beach is located just south of the Williamstown Railway Station. It is also backed by the Esplanade, making it a very accessible beach. A foreshore reserve is located at the eastern end and contains the Anglers Club, the pier, a car park, a park and a picnic area. The Williamstown Swimming and Surf Life Saving Club, formed in 1922, is located at the western end next to the Baths.The beach is 550 m long and faces almost due south. It receives waves during strong southerlies. These waves have built a wide, sandy beach fronted by an attached bar that widens to the west. At low tide, it can be a 100 m wade before you can swim off the bar.
Safest at the western end, where the surf club patrols the beach and the bar is relatively shallow. There are many rocks at the Pavilion end of the beach, and the holes off the end of the rock groyne are a danger to non-swimmers.
Only during south-westerly winds and waves.
The eastern pier and rocks to either end are the best locations, providing access to deeper water.
An attractive, well laid-out beach and reserve, with all the usual public amenities, except for a lack of public toilet facilities.Read less
Mon, 25 Sep 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the east early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots by dawn, then increasing 15 to 20 knots early afternoon. Wind turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms and higher squalls in the evening.
|Mon 25th||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm|
|Tue 26th||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm|
|Wed 27th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm|
|Thu 28th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 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.