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Cape Hardy (north 5)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0673
State/Region:
SA Port Neill
Post Code:
5604
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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
30

Location

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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.

 

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.

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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

Today 15° N/22.00 km/h

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CLEVE AWS (33 km) issued at Mon 31 Aug 21:30

WATER

13

Issued at Mon, August 31 13:37

SWELL FORECAST

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Tuesday
Wednesday
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  • SSW
    0.2 m
  • SSW
    0.2 m
  • S
    0.2 m
  • NE
    0.2 m
  • SSE
    0.1 m

Port Neill issued at Mon, August 31 04:21

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    03:02
    1.18m
  • Low
    08:55
    0.30m
  • High
    15:02
    1.51m
  • Low
    21:24
    0.28m
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Port Lincoln issued at Mon, August 31 00:00

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