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Port MacDonnell harbour

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0010
State/Region:
SA Port Macdonnell
Post Code:
5291
Length:
0.25km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
port macdonnell  (0.3km) port macdonnell (west)  (0.4km) springs road  (1km) orwell rocks  (1.1km) smiths road  (1.5km)

Beach

To the east of the harbour is a 250 m long low energy beach (9), wedged between two rock groynes. This beach has be building seaward since the harbour was constructed, and the backing seawall built to protect the road, is now stranded 200 m from the shoreline. Most of the new land has been turned into a large grassy park dominated by an old fishing boat. At the western end of the beach is a 100 m long groyne and 200 m long jetty. The groyne has been built to prevent the boat ramp from being covered in sand. On the other side of the boat ramp is the very protected 250 m long harbour beach (10) which extends to the main harbour wall. This beach is essentially calm and often covered by seagrass debris. Small boats are moored off this beach, with larger boats out in the harbour.

Swimming

The only harbour beach suitable for swimming is the eastern beach backed by the large park. The other two are usually covered in seagrass and are too shallow.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most fishing is done off the harbour wall and jetty.

General

These three beaches occupy the Port MacDonnell waterfront, all three have been heavily modified by the various harbour walls, groynes, seawalls and jetty and provide a variety of facilities for swimming, picnics, boat launching and jetty fishing.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Unspecified Unspecified

Regulation Symbols

    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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:15

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

      Service Providers

        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.

        WEATHER

        Wed, 04 May 12:00 pm

        MT GAMBIER (22 km)


        Shower or two.
        14.70 °C
        N/22 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        WedThuFriSatSunMon
        18° 11° 21° 13° 18° 12° 24° 11° 16° 11° 17° 10°

        WATER

        17

        Issued at Tue, 03 May 13:31

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WNW
          25 km/h
          6.5m
        • NW
          30 km/h
          5.6m
        • NNW
          35 km/h
          4.6m
        • NW
          34 km/h
          4.2m
        • WNW
          21 km/h
          3.6m
        • SSW
          12 km/h
          3.6m
        • NNE
          18 km/h
          3.4m
        • NNE
          30 km/h
          3.1m

        Port Macdonnell issued at Tue, 03 May 21:50

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Westerly 20 to 30 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots around dawn, tending northwest late morning and increasing to 20 to 25 knots south of Port MacDonnell, then increasing to 20 to 30 knots throughout during the afternoon.
        Swell:
        Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres.
        Seas:
        2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        3



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          05:24
          0.52m
        • high
          11:51
          0.85m
        • low
          17:38
          0.61m
        • high
          23:06
          0.83m

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        Port Macdonnell issued at Wed, 04 May 14:09

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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