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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Williamstown Swimming and LSC (Inc.)

Mon

20/11

Tue

21/11

Wed

22/11

Thu

23/11

Fri

24/11

Sat

25/11

Sun

26/11

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12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 17:30

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

Marine Warnings

Tue, 21 Nov 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 5:55 am

Day 30°    Night 18°
18.1°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the east in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.95m
5 pm
0.84m
12 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 31°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.96m
12 am
0.21m
5 pm
0.86m
12 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 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.

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