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Port Elliot

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
sa0153
State/Region:
SA
Post Code:

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

Nearby Beaches:
Ladies Beach (0.3km) Crockery Bay (0.4km) Rocky Bay (0.4km) Green Bay (0.5km) Boomer (0.8km)

Beach

The Port Elliot beach (153) is 700 m long faces east at the jetty and swings round to face south against Commodore Point. Because of the protection afforded the bay waves average 0.5 m increasing slightly toward Freeman Knob. The low waves together with the medium to coarse sand, produce a high, steep beach, with no bar following low waves, and a narrow bar after high waves. These conditions cause the waves to surge strongly up the beach. Regular beach cusps are a feature of the shoreline.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach under normal wave conditions. High swell will however produce a very heavy shorebreak. The safest swimming is always at the western surf club end, where waves are always smallest.

Surfing

Usually only a low shorebreak in the bay.

Fishing

The jetty and boundary rocks are the more popular spots to fish. The absence of a bar also allows deep water just off the beach.

General

This is a very accessible, well serviced little bay and beach. It is relatively safe, protected from westerly winds and very popular in summer.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Parking Parking
  • Jetty Jetty

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
10
First Aids:
34
Preventative Actions:
70

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Port Elliot SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Port Elliot SLSC

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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

Today 6° N/4.00 km/h

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VICTOR HARBOR W (5 km) issued at Fri 31 Jul 09:00

WATER

14

Issued at Thu, July 30 13:38

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SSW
    1.1 m
  • W
    0.7 m
  • SSW
    1.9 m
  • SSW
    1.9 m
  • SSW
    2.4 m

issued at Fri, July 31 04:18

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UV INDEX

3

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    00:16
    0.71m
  • Low
    04:42
    0.49m
  • High
    13:02
    1.39m
  • Low
    20:53
    0.51m
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Victor Harbor issued at Fri, July 31 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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