Lonsdale Bay - Santa Casa - Beach in Queenscliff Queenscliffe VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Lonsdale Bay - Santa Casa

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

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.Lonsdale Bay Beach is 2.5 km long and faces south. It consists of a low, wide beach and shallow, attached bar, usually with waves of less than 0.5 m. The southern end of the beach is backed by a seawall and promenade, with several wooden groynes crossing the beach.

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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Queenscliff Vic (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
14°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
4 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Rocks
Rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Disabled Toilets
Toilets
Power supply
Lookout
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

No Littering
No Spear Fishing
No Removing Shellfish
Fires Prohibited
Dogs Must be on a Leash
Other
No Dogs Allowed
Sunday, 18 Apr 4:20

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.


Queenscliff, VIC 3225
Includes beaches: Front, Point Lonsdale East
Length: 2.5km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP130
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