Port Melbourne - Beach in Albert Park Port Phillip VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Port Melbourne VIC

South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Life Saving Clubs patrol a 1.5 km section of beach between the Kerferd Road and Lagoon piers. The reason for having two clubs is that the boundary of South and Port Melbourne Shires crosses the beach midway between each club. The low beach... Read more

South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Life Saving Clubs patrol a 1.5 km section of beach between the Kerferd Road and Lagoon piers. The reason for having two clubs is that the boundary of South and Port Melbourne Shires crosses the beach midway between each club. The low beach is backed by Beaconsfield Parade, as well as a low seawall and promenade. While the South Melbourne Surf Club was established in 1927, the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club was formed in 1913, but it now occupies a new building. Both clubs incorporate dressing rooms and kiosks.The beach faces the south-south-west, and can receive moderate waves during strong southerly winds. When these occur, they maintain a 100 m wide beach fronted by a 50 m wide bar, that is usually attached to the beach, with occasional rip channels. The rips are only active when waves are breaking over the bar.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach when waves are low, still it is best to stay on the bar and in the patrolled area in front of each club, as there is an average of 5 rescues each year.

Surfing

There is some surf during very strong southerly winds along these two beaches, with waves breaking over the bars at high tide.

Fishing

The piers at each end provide the best location for bay fishing, with easy access to deeper water.

General

These are the two closest patrolled beaches to Melbourne city. However, the most accessible parking is restricted to Beaconsfield Parade, and hence these beaches are more popular with locals than visitors.

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Information

About

Albert Park, VIC 3206

Includes beaches:
St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Middle Park, South Melbourne

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP064D

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Monday 22, Jan 10:46 pm

Day 26°    Night 20°
19.6°C
Humid. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Humid. Partly cloudy.

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 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 23°    Night 17°
Becoming mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Stronger squalls possible with thunderstorms.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the morning and early afternoon.

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 becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (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 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 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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