Port Macdonnell Harbour - Beach in Compton Grant SA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Macdonnell Harbour SA

To the east of the harbour is a 250 m long low energy beach (9), wedged between two rock groynes. This beach has be building seaward since the harbour was constructed, and the backing seawall built to protect the road, is now stranded 200 m from the shoreline. Most of... Read more

To the east of the harbour is a 250 m long low energy beach (9), wedged between two rock groynes. This beach has be building seaward since the harbour was constructed, and the backing seawall built to protect the road, is now stranded 200 m from the shoreline. Most of the new land has been turned into a large grassy park dominated by an old fishing boat. At the western end of the beach is a 100 m long groyne and 200 m long jetty. The groyne has been built to prevent the boat ramp from being covered in sand. On the other side of the boat ramp is the very protected 250 m long harbour beach (10) which extends to the main harbour wall. This beach is essentially calm and often covered by seagrass debris. Small boats are moored off this beach, with larger boats out in the harbour.

Swimming

The only harbour beach suitable for swimming is the eastern beach backed by the large park. The other two are usually covered in seagrass and are too shallow.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most fishing is done off the harbour wall and jetty.

General

These three beaches occupy the Port MacDonnell waterfront, all three have been heavily modified by the various harbour walls, groynes, seawalls and jetty and provide a variety of facilities for swimming, picnics, boat launching and jetty fishing.

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Information

About

Compton, SA 5291

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0010

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities
  • Unspecified

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:52 am

Day 17°    Night 2°
6.6°C
Possible shower developing

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending easterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

2 am
0.94m
8 am
0.51m
1 pm
0.76m
8 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 19°    Night 8°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots later in the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
0.90m
8 am
0.58m
1 pm
0.74m
8 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Beachport.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:50 pm
Wed 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm
Fri 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 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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