Port Gawler - Beach in Middle Beach Mallala SA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Gawler SA

Port Gawler beach (234) is the first beach north of Adelaide and is located at the end of the Port Gawler Road. While a town was surveyed in 1839, little has changed in the area since. The 4.5 km long beach is backed by tidal flats, which have been developed as... Read more

Port Gawler beach (234) is the first beach north of Adelaide and is located at the end of the Port Gawler Road. While a town was surveyed in 1839, little has changed in the area since. The 4.5 km long beach is backed by tidal flats, which have been developed as salt evaporation ponds. The beach consists of a high tide sands ridge, fronted by 3 km of tidal flats, with extensive mangrove on the flats south of the beach. The southern mangrove area is part of the Port Gawler Conservation Park. A 4WD track runs along the back of the beach and there is no development other than a camping area.

General

This section of coast is only used by the fishers who use a variety of boats and elevated vehicles to fish the creeks, tidal flats and gulf. The entire shore in unsuitable for swimming except at high tide, and there is no surf.

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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

Middle Beach, SA 5501

Length:
4.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0234

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Camping
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 3:45 am

Day 25°    Night 7°
8.1°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon. Local afternoon sea breezes around 10 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.85m
10 am
0.89m
4 pm
2.01m
10 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 31°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

5 am
2.09m
11 am
0.62m
5 pm
2.19m
11 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 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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