Prime Beach - Beach in Thompson Beach Mallala SA - SLS Beachsafe

Prime Beach SA

Prime Beach (237) is a low seagrass debris covered beach fronted by 1 km wide tidal salts. There is a gravel road to the beach, but no development at the beach. Great Sandy Point (238) extends for 6.5 km north of Prime Beach as a slowly curving southwest facing foreland, backed by... Read more

Prime Beach (237) is a low seagrass debris covered beach fronted by 1 km wide tidal salts. There is a gravel road to the beach, but no development at the beach. Great Sandy Point (238) extends for 6.5 km north of Prime Beach as a slowly curving southwest facing foreland, backed by salt flats up to 4 km wide and fronted by 2 km wide tidal flats. There is only 4WD access across the salt flats to the undeveloped beach.

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

Thompson Beach, SA 5501

Length:
4.8km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0237

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Boat ramp

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