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Alkimos-pipidinny-yanchep (s)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
wa0893
Includes Beaches:
Alkimos-pipidinny-yanchep (s)
State/Region:
WA - Eglinton
Post Code:
6034
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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. The beach total 8.3km in length, with vehicle access at Pipidinny, as well as 4WD tracks backing most of the beach. 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. The northern 1.5km is 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

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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.

 

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 20° wind N/17 km/h

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PERTH METRO (43 km) issued at Sun 21 Sep 07:30 (EST)

WATER

21

Issued at Sun, September 21 07:01

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    1.7 m
  • WSW
    1.8 m
  • WSW
    1.5 m
  • WSW
    1.7 m
  • W
    2.7 m

Eglinton issued at Fri, September 19 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    1:06
    0.71m
  • High
    8:03
    0.89m
  • Low
    15:15
    0.60m
  • High
    21:37
    0.77m
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Perth issued at Sun, September 21 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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