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

Monday 29, May 11:18 pm

Day 15°    Night 5°
12°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly during the late morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.

Tide

2 am
1.07m
8 am
0.16m
3 pm
1.14m
8 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 15°    Night 8°
Showers easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly before dawn then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the late morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail.

Tide

3 am
1.08m
9 am
0.18m
4 pm
1.14m
9 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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