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

Thursday 23, Feb 2:58 am

Day 22°    Night 14°
16.5°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, easing to west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots early morning. Winds easing further to 15 to 20 knots mid morning, and to 10 to 15 knots from mid afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres mid morning and to around 1 metre by late afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

1 am
0.89m
11 am
0.44m
3 pm
0.47m
5 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 22°    Night 10°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 3.5 metres south of Beachport around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

1 am
0.97m
9 am
0.45m
1 pm
0.51m
6 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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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