Sheringa Beach - Beach in Sheringa Elliston SA - SLS Beachsafe

Sheringa Beach SA

Sheringa beach (1016) commences at the northern end of the bluffs and sweeps in a slightly curving manner for 3.9 km to the northern calcarenite bluffs, which extends 1 km west of the beach. The entire bay area seaward of the beach is dominated by reefs, which cause wave breaking... Read more

Sheringa beach (1016) commences at the northern end of the bluffs and sweeps in a slightly curving manner for 3.9 km to the northern calcarenite bluffs, which extends 1 km west of the beach. The entire bay area seaward of the beach is dominated by reefs, which cause wave breaking during high waves and lower waves at the shore to usually less than 1 m, to maintain a narrow, often barless, surf against the beach. A foredune backs the beach, then 1 to 2 km of active white sand dunes. The main access, car park and beach boat launching are all located at the very northern end of the beach, which is also backed by a high tide boulder beach.

Swimming

The main Sheringa Beach is a relatively safe location owing to the protection of the reefs. Rips do form during higher waves, and rocks and reefs line much of the seabed.

Surfing

Sheringa offers both low beach and outer reef breaks, both along the beach and off the southern headland.

Fishing

A popular area both for launching boats and to fish the inner reefs from the beach.

General

A relatively popular spot for sightseers, while the local surfers and fishers use the beach.

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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

Sheringa, SA 5607

Length:
3.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa1016

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Boat ramp

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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