Point Lonsdale East - Beach in Point Lonsdale Queenscliffe VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Lonsdale East 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.Point Lonsdale East Beach is 600 m long, lies at the base of the 20 m high bluffs, and is fronted by a mixture of patchy rock flats and a shallow sand bar. The 200 m long Point Lonsdale Jetty is located at the southern end.

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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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

Point Lonsdale, VIC 3225

Includes beaches:
Lonsdale Bay - Santa Casa, Front

Length:
0.6km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP132

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

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

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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