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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.)

Mon

22/01

Tue

23/01

Wed

24/01

Thu

25/01

Fri

26/01

Sat

27/01

Sun

28/01

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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

Monday 22, Jan 12:02 am

Day 26°    Night 20°
21.8°C
Humid. Becoming sunny

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore.

Tide

7 am
0.90m
1 am
0.22m
7 pm
0.82m
1 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 23°    Night 15°
Becoming sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
0.91m
1 am
0.25m
8 pm
0.82m
2 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 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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