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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Sunday 22, Apr 6:51 pm

Day 21°    Night 12°
16.8°C
Hazy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
0.93m
1 am
0.48m
8 pm
0.97m
1 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Apr

Day 28°    Night 12°
Possible early fog. Hazy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.92m
2 am
0.48m
8 pm
0.95m
2 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Weather

Sun 22, Apr to Sun 29, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm
Tue 24th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Wed 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 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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