Point Cook Homestead - Beach in Point Cook Wyndham VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Cook Homestead VIC

Point Cook lends its name to the original homestead built in 1849. It is adjacent to the RAAF base, and to the new Coastal Park. The point is named after John Cook, who was the mate on the HMS Rattlesnake, which chartered Port Phillip in 1836. Today... Read more

Point Cook lends its name to the original homestead built in 1849. It is adjacent to the RAAF base, and to the new Coastal Park. The point is named after John Cook, who was the mate on the HMS Rattlesnake, which chartered Port Phillip in 1836. Today the original homestead and its buildings are part of the Coastal Park and are open to the public.Point Cook Homestead Beach lies between the actual Point Cook, a low basalt promontory, and a protrusion 700 m to the south-west. It is a narrow, 10 m wide beach fronted by sand and basalt rock flats up to 200 m wide. The old Homestead Jetty crosses the beach, but is now in ruins.The beach and adjacent tidal flats are part of the Point Cook Marine Reserve. Line fishing is permitted, but collecting of marine organisms is prohibited.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on the shallow sand flats. Watch out for the numerous rocks.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better at high tide when the sand flats are covered.

General

The Park and Homestead are well worth a visit and have extensive shady park and picnic facilities.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Point Cook, VIC 3030

Includes beaches:
Altona (burns Reserve), Altona (cresser), Altona (main), Skeleton Creek, Point Cook North, Point Cook South, Point Cook South 1, Point Cook South 2, Campbells Cove North, Campbells Cove South, Duncans Road North

Length:
0.7km

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

Beach Key:
 vicP075

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Drinking water
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:10 pm

Day 21°    Night 10°
19.2°C
Showers developing

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Winds further increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore at night.

Tide

6 am
0.89m
12 am
0.16m
6 pm
0.84m
12 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 19°    Night 12°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.

Tide

7 am
0.89m
1 am
0.18m
7 pm
0.84m
1 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 27th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 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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