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Alkimos-Pipidinny-Yanchep (S)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
wa0893
Includes Beaches:
shorehaven beach amberton beach pipidinny yanchep (s)
State/Region:
WA Eglinton
Post Code:
6034
Length:
8.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
yanchep lagoon (s)  (2.7km) yanchep lagoon  (3km) yanchep beach  (3.3km) pamela shoal  (3.5km) capricorn  (4.1km)

Beach

Beach WA 893 commences on the northern side of the sandy foreland, initially curving to the north for 1.5km to the lee of the prominent Alkimos wreck, then continues north-north-west 6.5km past Pipidinny Beach and the southern side of Yanchep to the beginning of the Yanchep beachrock. For most of its length it is backed by a 10-20m high foredune with a few blowouts, then vegetated undeveloped (in 2001) transgressive dunes extending 2-3km inland. There is curently development taking place in the southern half of the beach with the northern section backed by the expanding settlement of Yanchep. The southern section is being developed for housing with beach access now open at Alkimos. Pleistocene calcarenite reef continue to parallel the shore lowering waves to less than 1 m, which maintain a relatively steep reflective beach face. The beach is sandy apart from a section of partly exposed beachrock along Pipidinny Beach. During moderate to high swell there are reef breaks located about 1km offshore at Alkimos, including an inner and outer break.

Swimming

Quinns Rocks-Wanneroo beaches have a relatively low hazard rating with usually low waves and few rips. However the beach can be steep, with deep water just off the beach, so care is required with young children and non-swimmers.

Surfing

Waves are usually too low and the surf zone too narrow to produce rideable waves.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Other facilities Other facilities

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles

Shark Alert Number

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

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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.

Last updated: 01/09/2014 16:09:49

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

Hazards

  • Strong Currents Strong Currents
  • Drop off Drop off
  • Submerged Objects Submerged Objects

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

    Sun, 01 May 09:00 pm

    GINGIN AIRPORT (15 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    11.40 °C
    CALM/0 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
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    WATER

    21

    Issued at Sun, 01 May 12:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • ESE
      9 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSE
      10 km/h
      1.5m
    • E
      7 km/h
      1.3m
    • SSW
      13 km/h
      1.4m
    • SE
      11 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      2m
    • ESE
      8 km/h
      2m
    • SSW
      13 km/h
      1.9m

    Eglinton issued at Sat, 30 Apr 17:56

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

    UV INDEX

    5



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      01:13
      0.64m
    • high
      16:00
      0.98m

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    Hillarys issued at Sun, 01 May 23:43

    WARNINGS

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