Queenscliff - Pier Beach - Beach in Queenscliff Queenscliffe VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Queenscliff - Pier Beach VIC

Queenscliff Beach fronts the town of the same name. It is 800 m long, faces south-east, and is backed by a large foreshore reserve with numerous facilities. The Queenscliff harbour channel and breakwater form the northern boundary, with the vegetated slopes of 20 m high Shortland Bluff forming... Read more

Queenscliff Beach fronts the town of the same name. It is 800 m long, faces south-east, and is backed by a large foreshore reserve with numerous facilities. The Queenscliff harbour channel and breakwater form the northern boundary, with the vegetated slopes of 20 m high Shortland Bluff forming the southern boundary. Two long jetties cross the beach, one servicing the passenger ferry to Portsea; and the other is the old Pilot Jetty. There are several boat sheds below the bluffs and the Queenscliff Lighthouse on top of Shortland Bluff.The beach is low and flat, with a continuous, wide, shallow bar and no rips. Shallow reef flats extend east of the bluff.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach with a wide shallow bar.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The harbour channel, the two jetties and the seawall round the base of the Bluff all provide excellent fishing locations.

General

A very accessible beach, with numerous facilities in the foreshore reserve and the attractive town of Queenscliff behind.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Queenscliff, VIC 3225

Includes beaches:
Grassy/ Point George, Point George South, Half Moon Bay, Hood Bight, St Leonards, St Leonards Pier, Red Bluff, Swan Island, Sand Island

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP129

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:58 pm

Day 17°    Night 9°
11.3°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.

Tide

2 am
0.96m
8 am
0.41m
2 pm
0.91m
8 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 17°    Night 11°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots later in the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
0.99m
8 am
0.41m
3 pm
0.92m
8 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm
Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 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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