Williamstown - Beach in Williamstown Hobsons Bay VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Williamstown VIC

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Only during south-westerly winds and waves.

Fishing

The eastern pier and rocks to either end are the best locations, providing access to deeper water.

General

An attractive, well laid-out beach and reserve, with all the usual public amenities, except for a lack of public toilet facilities.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Williamstown Swimming and LSC (Inc.)

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, Point Gellibrand

Length:
0.55km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP069

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution
  • Outfall
    Outfall
  • Gutters
    Gutters

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Pool
  • Kiosk
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Train

Regulation Symbols

  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Cats or Dogs

Weather

Wednesday 28, Jun 5:16 am

Day 14°    Night 7°
9.2°C
Possible late shower

Water Temperature  13°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Inshore winds easing to 5 to 10 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

5 am
0.97m
6 pm
1.05m
12 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 29, Jun

Day 14°    Night 7°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and shifting southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night. Possible small hail in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.96m
12 am
0.47m
7 pm
1.05m
12 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 28, Jun to Wed 05, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southeast to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with small hail in the morning.

Tide


UV

Wed 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 1st 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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