St Kilda - Beach in St Kilda South Port Phillip VIC - SLS Beachsafe

St Kilda 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 lifesaving 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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St Kilda LSC

Information

About

St Kilda South, VIC 3182

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

Length:
0.65km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP063

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 4:08 am

Day 23°    Night 20°
25.3°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  16°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the east during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly and easing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and becoming variable along parts of the coast with local inshore seabreezes developing to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: breezes developing to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

8 am
0.82m
2 am
0.10m
8 pm
0.78m
2 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 23°    Night 16°
A few showers. Possible storm

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout late afternoon and reaching 20 knots in the southeast in the late evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls.

Tide

9 am
0.80m
2 am
0.13m
8 pm
0.76m
3 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots over eastern waters and variable below 10 knots elsewhere. Wind variable to 5 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes to about 10 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the east.
Seas: breezes to about 10 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. The risk of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 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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