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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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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

Monday 25, Sep 8:42 am

Day 16°    Night 11°
11.8°C
Showers

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the east early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
0.91m
12 am
0.26m
6 pm
0.91m
12 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 17°    Night 7°
Mostly sunny. Shower at night

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.

Tide

6 am
0.91m
12 am
0.25m
6 pm
0.91m
1 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots by dawn, then increasing 15 to 20 knots early afternoon. Wind turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms and higher squalls in the evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm
Tue 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 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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