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

Tuesday 20, Feb 2:51 pm

Day 26°    Night 15°
25.5°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 20 to 30 knots. Inshore winds 15 to 20 knots for a period in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.57m
9 am
0.41m
4 pm
1.47m
9 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Feb

Day 29°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Inshore winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.57m
10 am
0.34m
4 pm
1.50m
10 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Feb to Tue 27, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable over northwestern waters around the middle of the day. Easterly wind 15 to 20 knots extending throughout again during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Wed 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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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