Williamstown - Beach in Williamstown Hobsons Bay VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Williamstown

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Williamstown Beach is located just south of the Williamstown Railway Station. It is also backed by the Esplanade, making it a very accessible beach. A foreshore reserve is located at the eastern end and contains the Anglers Club, the pier, a car park, a park and a picnic... Read more

Williamstown Beach is located just south of the Williamstown Railway Station. It is also backed by the Esplanade, making it a very accessible beach. A foreshore reserve is located at the eastern end and contains the Anglers Club, the pier, a car park, a park and a picnic area. The Williamstown Swimming and Surf Life Saving Club, formed in 1922, is located at the western end next to the Baths.The beach is 550 m long and faces almost due south. It receives waves during strong southerlies. These waves have built a wide, sandy beach fronted by an attached bar that widens to the west. At low tide, it can be a 100 m wade before you can swim off the bar.

Swimming

Safest at the western end, where the surf club patrols the beach and the bar is relatively shallow. There are many rocks at the Pavilion end of the beach, and the holes off the end of the rock groyne are a danger to non-swimmers.

Surfing

Only during south-westerly winds and waves.

Fishing

The eastern pier and rocks to either end are the best locations, providing access to deeper water.

General

An attractive, well laid-out beach and reserve, with all the usual public amenities, except for a lack of public toilet facilities.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Williamstown Swimming and LSC (Inc.)

Mon
25/11
Tue
26/11
Wed
27/11
Thu
28/11
Fri
29/11
Sat
30/11
Sun
01/12

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12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 17:30

Williamstown (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
17°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Gutters
Gutters
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Winds
Winds
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Outfall
Outfall
Water pollution
Water pollution
Rocks
Rocks

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Pool
Kiosk
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shelters
Playground
Cafe
Bike path
Power supply
Mobile Phone Coverage
Train
Bus

Regulation Symbols

No Littering
No Vehicles
No Removing Shellfish
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Cats or Dogs
Wednesday, 27 Nov 8:29

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.


Williamstown, VIC 3016
Includes beaches: Sandon Street, Elwood, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda, St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Middle Park, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Station Pier, Sandridge, Webb Dock, Point Gellibrand
Length: 0.55km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: vicP069