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Cape Hardy (north 5)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0673
State/Region:
SA Port Neill
Post Code:
5604
Length:
0.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
carrow well (south 2)  (0.3km) cape hardy (north 4)  (0.4km) cape hardy (north 3)  (0.6km) carrow well (south 1)  (0.7km) cape hardy (north 2)  (1km)

Beach

Cape Hardy is a 20 m high dune capped granite headland, located 7 km south of Port Neill, and accessible via a gravel road that runs from the highway due east for 8 km to the cape. Either side of the cape are a series of low headland-bound white sandy beaches, all backed by low dunes and then farmland, with public access only via the Cape Hardy track and no development or facilities. All the beaches tend to faces east to southeast and usually receives low swell and wind waves less than 1 m high.Beach 673 is a 400 m long southeast facing sand beach bordered by low granite boulder headlands. A vehicle track winds through the backing farmland to a car park adjacent to the small creek that occasionally flows across the southern end of the beach. A continuous bar fronts the beach, with rips forming during higher waves.

Swimming

These are seven relatively safe beaches during normal low wave conditions, however watch the many rocks and reefs, and rips when waves exceed 1 m.

Surfing

Only a chance of a beach break on the more exposed beaches during higher swell.

Fishing

Mainly frequented by fishers who fish the rocks and occasional rip holes.

General

Accessible, though little used, natural beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Other facilities Other facilities

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 12:05:09

     

    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

      Fri, 27 May 03:30 am

      CLEVE AWS (33 km)


      Showers. Windy.
      11.30 °C
      NW/26 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      16° 17° 19° 19° 18° 18°

      WATER

      17

      Issued at Thu, 26 May 13:37

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WNW
        33 km/h
        0.6m
      • WSW
        41 km/h
        1.5m
      • SW
        26 km/h
        1.3m
      • S
        14 km/h
        0.7m
      • NW
        16 km/h
        0.4m
      • S
        19 km/h
        0.5m
      • NNW
        14 km/h
        0.4m
      • W
        6 km/h
        0.3m

      Port Neill issued at Thu, 26 May 17:45

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo, turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots throughout during the morning, reaching southwesterly 25 to 33 knots during the evening.
      Swell:
      South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
      Seas:
      1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        05:17
        1.09m
      • low
        09:48
        0.80m
      • high
        17:00
        1.88m

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      Cape Hardy issued at Fri, 27 May 04:19

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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