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

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

Weather

Thursday 14, Dec 7:09 pm

Day 23°    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 23°    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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