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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 05:37
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Sun, 28 May 05:03
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:03 am

Day 14°    Night 8°
11.2°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Wind tending southwesterly to 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon then easing to 15 to 25 knots during the early evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Tide

3 am
0.86m
10 am
0.12m
5 pm
0.99m
11 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 15°    Night 6°
Possible morning shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Tide

4 am
0.87m
11 am
0.13m
5 pm
1.01m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 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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