Port Elliot - Beach in Port Elliot Alexandrina SA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Elliot SA

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,... Read more

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.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Port Elliot SLSC

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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12:00 - 17:00

12:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Port Elliot, SA 5212

Length:
0.7km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0153

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Other facilities
  • Jetty

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:52 am

Day 27°    Night 20°
14.4°C
Windy. Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly in the early morning ahead of a westerly change 20 to 25 knots around mid morning then easing to southwest to southerly 15 to 20 knots from mid evening. Winds reaching 20 to 30 knots south of Port Vincent to Brighton at times during the morning.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

9 am
0.43m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 22°    Night 15°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.00m
8 am
0.42m
2 pm
0.55m
5 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm

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.

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