Davenport - Beach in Nadia Ceduna SA - SLS Beachsafe

Davenport SA

The point itself is tied to the mainland by a 6.5 km long, southwest facing beach (1307). The beach maintains a high energy surf zone for 4 km, before decreasing in energy in lee of the western headland, with sandflats in front of the far western, northeast facing end of... Read more

The point itself is tied to the mainland by a 6.5 km long, southwest facing beach (1307). The beach maintains a high energy surf zone for 4 km, before decreasing in energy in lee of the western headland, with sandflats in front of the far western, northeast facing end of the beach. The Davenport Creek road terminates at the low energy end of the beach, while active dunes extend on average 1 km in from the main beach, in places moving over the backing mangroves of Davenport Creek (Fig. 4.180).

Swimming

The only area suitable for swimming is in front of the car park and to the west at the Davenport Creek beach. Waves are usually low to calm here. All the other beaches apart from 1305, are exposed to high waves, dominated by rips and in place reefs.

Surfing

The best surf is east of the car park on the beach breaks. The other beaches are more difficult to access and some are dominated by reefs.

Fishing

There are good beach rips on all the exposed beaches.

General

There is good access to Davenport Creek and the main beach, with 4WD tracks reaching the other beaches.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Nadia, SA 5690

Length:
6.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa1307

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

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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