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

Marine Warnings

Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Fri, 28 Jul 17:02
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)

Weather

Friday 28, Jul 10:42 pm

Day 15°    Night 8°
11°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

5 am
0.93m
12 am
0.41m
6 pm
1.01m
12 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 29, Jul

Day 18°    Night 9°
Windy. Late shower or two

Wind


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.

Tide

6 am
0.91m
1 am
0.38m
7 pm
1.01m
1 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 28, Jul to Fri 04, Aug


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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