St Kilda - Beach in St Kilda South Port Phillip VIC - SLS Beachsafe

St Kilda VIC

St Kilda Beach has been modified by foreshore development. Today the main beach is 650 m long. The beach abuts the side of St Kilda Marina in the south, with Brooks Jetty also crossing the southern end, while the St Kilda Pier and breakwater form the northern boundary.... Read more

St Kilda Beach has been modified by foreshore development. Today the main beach is 650 m long. The beach abuts the side of St Kilda Marina in the south, with Brooks Jetty also crossing the southern end, while the St Kilda Pier and breakwater form the northern boundary. As a result of these structures, the beach has widened at each end.The beach is backed by the busy Esplanade, however parking is limited. The St Kilda Life Saving Club was formed in 1914. The two-storey club house is located next to the main beach access point.The beach faces the south-west and receives sufficient storm waves to build a single bar, consisting of predominantly shallow, attached sections, cut by deeper rip channels every 100 m. The rips are inactive unless waves are breaking over the bar.

Swimming

The safest section is from the lifesaving club to the northern pier, which is also a No Boating Zone. Stay clear of the southern pier and breakwater.

Surfing

Strong south west winds will produce large enough waves to break over the bars producing a rideable if sloppy surf.

Fishing

The two piers are very popular locations and give easy access to deeper water.

General

A beach used more by St Kilda locals than visitors, as parking and amenities are limited.

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St Kilda LSC

St Kilda (Lifeguards)

Information

About

St Kilda South, VIC 3182

Includes beaches:
Sandon Street, Elwood, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Middle Park, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Station Pier, Sandridge, Webb Dock, Point Gellibrand, Williamstown

Length:
0.65km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP063

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Thu, 01 Aug 05:26
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria


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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