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
Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Fri, 28 Jul 17:02
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then easing to 20 to 25 knots late afternoon. Winds further easing to 10 to 15 knots at night and tending west to northwesterly.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots offshore and in the west in the late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning and easing to 20 to 25 knots by the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
|Fri 28th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 29th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 30th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 31st||2 (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.