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

Thursday 27, Apr 9:06 pm

Day 15°    Night 9°
12°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Tide

2 am
0.88m
9 am
0.28m
3 pm
0.93m
10 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 28, Apr

Day 19°    Night 11°
Light shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
0.90m
10 am
0.23m
4 pm
0.98m
10 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Thu 27, Apr to Thu 04, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fri 28th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 29th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:50 pm
Sun 30th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 2:00 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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