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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Port Melbourne LSC

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

Friday 20, Apr 9:14 am

Day 21°    Night 12°
12.9°C
Becoming sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly during the late evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the east with reduced visibility.

Tide

5 am
0.92m
12 am
0.46m
6 pm
0.99m
12 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 23°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.93m
12 am
0.47m
7 pm
0.99m
12 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable at 5 to 10 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 2:10 pm
Sat 21st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 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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