Cape Hart (1) - Beach in Willoughby Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Cape Hart (1) SA

Two kilometres to the south is the Cape Hart Conservation Park, a 1030 ha park covering 2 km of cliffed coast and the backing bluffs. There are two small beaches in the park and one just to the south. The first (KI-59) is located just south of the northern park... Read more

Two kilometres to the south is the Cape Hart Conservation Park, a 1030 ha park covering 2 km of cliffed coast and the backing bluffs. There are two small beaches in the park and one just to the south. The first (KI-59) is located just south of the northern park boundary and is a 200 m long boulder beach at the base of 70 m high bluffs. A 4WD track leads to the top of the cliffs just north of the beach, with a steep track down the vegetated bluffs and over the rocks to the beach. The second (KI-60) is located just inside the southern boundary, with the boundary track leading to a parking area above the southern end of the 80 m long, south facing boulder beach. The third (KI-61) is located 500 m south of the track, and is a 40 m long boulder beach surrounded by 60 m high vegetated bluffs.

Swimming

The two Moncrieff Bay beaches are relatively safe when waves are low, however watch for rips if there is any surf. All the boulder beaches are extremely hazardous.

Surfing

There is only a chance of a surf at the northern Cape Willoughby beach in a larger swell.

Fishing

There are numerous rocks around the cape, however be very careful owing to the usually high swell breaking over the rocks.

General

Most visitors come to the cape to view the scenery and visit the lighthouse, with little use of the beaches.

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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

Willoughby, SA 5222

Includes beaches:
Cuttle Fish Bay, Snapper Point (west), Cape Coutts (south 1), Cape Coutts (south 2), Antechamber Bay, Red House Bay, Pink Bay, Cape Willoughby, Windmill Bay

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
10/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI059

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

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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