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.
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.
Most fishing is done off the harbour wall and jetty.
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.Read less
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.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
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.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:10 pm
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.
|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.