St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne - Beach in Port Melbourne Port Phillip VIC - SLS Beachsafe

St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne VIC

St Kilda Beach has been modified by foreshore development. Today the main beach is 650 m long. The beach abuts the side of St Kilda Marina in the south, with Brooks Jetty also crossing the southern end, while the St Kilda Pier and breakwater form the northern boundary.... Read more

St Kilda Beach has been modified by foreshore development. Today the main beach is 650 m long. The beach abuts the side of St Kilda Marina in the south, with Brooks Jetty also crossing the southern end, while the St Kilda Pier and breakwater form the northern boundary. As a result of these structures, the beach has widened at each end.The beach is backed by the busy Esplanade, however parking is limited. The St Kilda Life Saving Club was formed in 1914. The two-storey club house is located next to the main beach access point.The beach faces the south-west and receives sufficient storm waves to build a single bar, consisting of predominantly shallow, attached sections, cut by deeper rip channels every 100 m. The rips are inactive unless waves are breaking over the bar.

Swimming

The safest section is from the Life Saving Club to the northern Pier which is also a No Boating Zone. Stay clear of the southern pier and breakwater.

Surfing

Strong south west winds will produce large enough waves to break over the bars producing a rideable if sloppy surf.

Fishing

The two piers are very popular locations and give easy access to deeper water.

General

A beach used more by St Kilda locals than visitors, as parking and amenities are limited.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

Includes beaches:
Sandon Street, Elwood, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda, St Kilda Pier, Middle Park, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Station Pier, Sandridge, Webb Dock, Point Gellibrand, Williamstown

Length:
3km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP064

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 7:17 pm

Day 27°    Night 22°
19.6°C
Showers. Possible storm

Water Temperature  18°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

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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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