Henley Beach (232A) is an older suburb with a jetty backed by a plaza and the main shopping area (Fig. 4.70). The Henley Surf Life Saving Club is located 100 m south of the jetty. The entire beach is backed by residential development, including a seawall and road paralleling the back... Read more
Henley Beach (232A) is an older suburb with a jetty backed by a plaza and the main shopping area (Fig. 4.70). The Henley Surf Life Saving Club is located 100 m south of the jetty. The entire beach is backed by residential development, including a seawall and road paralleling the back of the beach, with a continuous low tide bar attached to the beach (Fig. 4.71).)
This section of coast is relatively safe inshore and on the attached portions of the inner bar. Care must be taken in the trough particularly if occupied by currents, and on the outer bar. Children sometimes get caught on the bars by the rising tide.
The surf here depends on the winds, with strong westerlies required to produce a sloppy beach break. Occasionally high outside ocean swell reaches the beaches as a low swell.
Many fishers use the Patawalonga and Torrens boat ramps to launch their boats for outside fishing, while the two jetties and the Patawalonga Creek mouth are the most popular shore locations. Along the beaches the migrating bars and higher wave produce a range of holes and gutters along the beach, which change over time.
A long section of beach with the older Henley and Grange in the centre and newer developments to the north and south.Read less
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.