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

South 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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South Melbourne LSC

Information

About

Albert Park, VIC 3206

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

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP064C

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 25, Sep 2:00 am

Day 15°    Night 5°
9.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon inshore seabreezes around 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

2 am
0.66m
8 am
0.21m
3 pm
0.74m
9 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 26, Sep

Day 19°    Night 4°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
0.69m
9 am
0.20m
3 pm
0.74m
10 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Tue 25, Sep to Tue 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 25th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm
Wed 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:50 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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