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Altona Beach is a beach located in Altona, Victoria, Australia with a long pier towards the middle of it. It is best for swimmers to partake in aquatic activity on the eastern side of the pier, which is patrolled regularly by lifeguards in the summer.
Altona Pier is a heritage listed pier that was originally constructed c.1888 with later modifications. It is located at the intersection of the Esplanade and Pier Street.
The end of Altona Pier, is a common fishing spot for many local anglers who live around the area. The western side of the Pier is a great place for kite surfing and it is fairly common to see lots of these surfers in the water throughout the year. Body-boarding and surfing are not common at Altona Beach as for most of the year the water is fairly calm, with small waves only appearing whilst a strong southerly is blowing.
Animals found around the beach include:
- Jelly Blubber
- Gummy shark
- Weedy Seadragon
- Leatherjacket fish
- Black Swans
- "Altona Beach". Hobsons Bay City Council. 18 June 2009. Archived from the original on 8 November 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
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