Point Leo Surf Beach - VIC

Point Leo Surf Beach - VIC

- 28 Jan

1 Point Leo beach
Point Leo 3916, VIC

Point Leo is composed of low, basalt bluffs of the Older Volcanics. Point Leo Surf Beach lies at the base of the vegetated bluffs, with extensive intertidal rock platforms at each end and some rock reefs offshore. It is 500 m long and faces almost due south, however its location several kilometres inside the wide entrance to Western Port Bay affords considerable protection from high ocean waves. Waves average 0.5 m and combine with the sand to build a wide beach, fronted by a narrow, attached bar. At high tide, the waves usually surge up the beach without breaking, while a continuous bar with a shorebreak is present at low tide. Rips are rare, only occurring during and following high waves. The beach is backed by Point Leo Foreshore Reserve, which contains a public park with most facilities required for a day at the beach, including a camping area and the surf lifesaving club, formed in 1955.

A relatively safe patrolled beach. Water is deep close to the beach at high tide, with sand and rock flats exposed at low tide. The lifesavers rescue 13 people on average each year.

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Community Event
Family Fun
Free admission
Kid Friendly
Ocean Swim
Organisation name
Sonar Group
Street number
Level 2
Address line 1
217 Queen Street
Suburb
Melbourne
State
VIC
Postcode
3000
Contact number
0414 600 861
Contact email
Contact first name
Alistair Ward
Contact ID
936bfe73-88a1-e711-9401-0003ff6f2be9
Contact last name
Wankey

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