Front - Beach in Point Lonsdale Queenscliffe VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Front VIC

Between Shortland Bluff and Point Lonsdale is a curving, south-east facing, 3 km long series of three beaches. The entire section is backed by foreshore reserves and the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Roads. There are camping and picnic areas in the reserve, just west of Shortland Bluff and... Read more

Between Shortland Bluff and Point Lonsdale is a curving, south-east facing, 3 km long series of three beaches. The entire section is backed by foreshore reserves and the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Roads. There are camping and picnic areas in the reserve, just west of Shortland Bluff and further west at Golightly and Royal Parks. The central section of Lonsdale Bay Beach is backed by natural, vegetated dunes, with a walking track linking the camping areas. On the bluffs above Point Lonsdale are car parks, picnic areas and lookouts to view The Rip and passing ships. The lighthouse was built in 1863 and stands 37 m above sea level. Steps lead down the bluffs to the beaches below.Front Beach is 1 km long, faces due east and has more than 15 groynes crossing the low gradient beach. A shallow bar and patchy rock reef form the surf zone.

Swimming

During normal low waves, these beaches are relatively calm with wide, shallow surf zones. Watch the groynes and patchy rocks and reefs to the south, and strong tidal currents off the point.

Surfing

Usually low beach breaks. However during large winter swells, there is a left and right that breaks over the reefs off the Lighthouse, and a right hander that runs over the reef at Front Beach.

Fishing

The seawall around the bluff, the southern rocks and the jetty are the best locations.

General

An open bay that forms the western entrance to Port Phillip Bay and receives increasing ocean wave energy toward the point. The beach has good access and numerous facilities.

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Information

About

Point Lonsdale, VIC 3225

Includes beaches:
Lonsdale Bay - Santa Casa, Point Lonsdale East

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP131

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Thursday 14, Dec 7:09 pm

Day 24°    Night 18°
22.7°C
Clear

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Tide

9 am
1.39m
2 am
0.63m
10 pm
1.32m
2 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 24°    Night 12°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Afternoon coastal seabreezes to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: breezes to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
1.33m
3 am
0.73m
11 pm
1.36m
4 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 15th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 16th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 17th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 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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