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

Information Symbols

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

Regulation Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 25, Sep 2:02 am

Day 15°    Night 5°
9.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon inshore seabreezes around 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

2 am
0.76m
9 am
0.31m
3 pm
0.82m
9 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 26, Sep

Day 19°    Night 4°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
0.79m
9 am
0.31m
3 pm
0.84m
10 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Tue 25, Sep to Tue 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 25th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm
Wed 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:50 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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