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

Steps Beach VIC

Point Lonsdale and its lighthouse form the boundary between Port Phillip Bay and the open Bass Strait coast. As soon as the point is rounded, waves pick up and energetic surf dominates the beaches.Below the lighthouse and extending either side are extensive intertidal, calcarenite rock platforms. To the... Read more

Point Lonsdale and its lighthouse form the boundary between Port Phillip Bay and the open Bass Strait coast. As soon as the point is rounded, waves pick up and energetic surf dominates the beaches.Below the lighthouse and extending either side are extensive intertidal, calcarenite rock platforms. To the east they form reefs that shield the jetty, while to the west they are backed by the 20 m high, dune covered bluffs and a crenulate, 500 m long, south facing beach. There is a car park beside the lighthouse, with steps down to Lonsdale Beach and a camping area in the reserve behind the bluffs.At high tide, waves break over the reefs and reach the beach as lower waves, while at low tide the reefs are exposed, with surf and deep holes off the beach.

Swimming

Be careful here as rocks, reefs and deep holes dominate the surf. Best close inshore at mid to high tide, when waves are lowered by the reef and some protected tidal pools lie off the beach.

Surfing

Best at high tide over the reefs on a low to moderate swell.

Fishing

Excellent deep rip and reef holes right off the beach at high tide, or from the rock flats at low tide.

General

A beach viewed by all who go to the lighthouse and mainly used by fishers and sunbathers. Use care if bathing, as reefs dominate the surf.

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Information

About

Point Lonsdale, VIC 3225

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic281

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Public phone
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 19, Nov 5:07 am

Day 30°    Night 12°
12.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.32m
1 am
0.60m
9 pm
1.18m
2 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov

Day 25°    Night 20°
Showers developing. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly at a similar strength early in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
1.28m
2 am
0.69m
10 pm
1.21m
3 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Mon 19, Nov to Mon 26, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning north to northwesterly during the late morning. Winds shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 19th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 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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