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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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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

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

Marine Warnings

Thu, 22 Feb 17:05
Road Weather Alert for Melbourne

Thu, 22 Feb 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Thursday 22, Feb 8:01 pm

Day 24°    Night 18°
22.6°C
Rain at times

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Tide

5 am
1.56m
11 am
0.29m
5 pm
1.51m
11 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 23, Feb

Day 32°    Night 18°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
1.53m
11 am
0.26m
6 pm
1.50m
11 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Thu 22, Feb to Thu 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Thu 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 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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