Walkerville - Beach in Walkerville South South Gippsland VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Walkerville

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Walkerville is the site of historic lime kilns, where the cliffs were mined for limestone to burn for lime, between 1878 and 1926. Sailing ships then transported the lime to the Melbourne building market. The ruins of the kilns stand above these two small beaches. The Walkerville... Read more

Walkerville is the site of historic lime kilns, where the cliffs were mined for limestone to burn for lime, between 1878 and 1926. Sailing ships then transported the lime to the Melbourne building market. The ruins of the kilns stand above these two small beaches. The Walkerville Road terminates at Walkerville Beach, with The Bluff Beach lying just past a small headland. A walking track connects Walkerville with Walkerville North via The Bluff Beach.Both beaches are about 200 m in length and face east. They are backed by steeply rising bluffs and slopes, with houses on the slopes above Walkerville Beach. Eroding bluffs fringe the beaches, and rocks and reefs outcrop on the beaches and in the surf. There is a small car park and a boat ramp at Walkerville.The beaches receive waves averaging 0.5 m, which produce a narrow but low gradient beach and an attached shallow bar.

Swimming

Relatively safe beaches under normal low waves. Just watch the rocks and reefs.

Surfing

None, unless there is a big swell running.

Fishing

Better off the beach in a boat, or off the numerous rocks.

General

A small collection of houses can now be found at the former mine site. It still remains an attractive part of the coast, with narrow beaches, forested slopes and craggy headlands.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

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10/05
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12/05
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14/05
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15/05
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16/05

11:00 - 12:00

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10:00 - 11:00

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07:00 - 16:00

07:00 - 16:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
10°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
2 / 11

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Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
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Toilets
Drinking water
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Boat ramp
Saturday, 15 May 8:34

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.


Walkerville South, VIC 3956
Includes beaches: Testbeachvic
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vic124
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