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

Mon

19/11

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20/11

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21/11

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22/11

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23/11

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24/11

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25/11

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12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 17:30

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

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

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 12:36 am

Day 27°    Night 22°
23.8°C
Showers developing. Possible storm

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Squalls to 45 knots possible with thunderstorms.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
0.40m
12 pm
0.82m
6 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 21°    Night 13°
Showers at times

Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Tide

1 am
0.73m
7 am
0.45m
1 pm
0.81m
8 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 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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