Hallett Cove - Beach in Hallett Cove Marion SA - SLS Beachsafe

Hallett Cove SA

Hallett Cove is a 1 km long break in the 40 to 60 m high cliffs that dominate the coast from Point Curlew to Seacliff. The break forms a natural amphitheatre along the shoreline within which is a strip of sand called Hallett Cove Beach (229) (Figs. 4.56 & 4.57). The sloping... Read more

Hallett Cove is a 1 km long break in the 40 to 60 m high cliffs that dominate the coast from Point Curlew to Seacliff. The break forms a natural amphitheatre along the shoreline within which is a strip of sand called Hallett Cove Beach (229) (Figs. 4.56 & 4.57). The sloping land behind the beach has been partly developed for housing, with a park in the centre of the beach reserve for recreation, the Hallett Cove Surf Life Saving Club and a boat ramp. A small creek, called Field River, drains across the southern end of the beach.Figure .56 Hallet Cove has a narrow high tide sand beach is fronted by an intertidal gravel-rock flat.The beach is 1 km long, faces west and is bordered by the cliffs of Curlew Point to the south and Black Cliff to the north. Black Cliff is a famous geological site where ancient glacial remains are clearly visible. It is now part of the Hallett Cove Conservation Park, which includes the northern half of the beach and bordering cliffs. The cliffs at either end are fronted by 50 to 100 m wide intertidal rock flats. These also extend along the length of the beach, where they are only partially covered by sand at high tide. Consequently the beach while sandy at high tide, is predominantly rocks flats and boulders at low tide, with a sand bar seaward of the rocks. The waves, which average 0.5 to 1 m break over the bar and rock flats, usually maintaining 2 to 3 rips across the bar.

Swimming

One has to chose the time and place to swim at Hallett Cove. The best time is high tide when most of the rocks are covered by water, and the best place is where most sand is available. This is usually directly in front of the Surf Club car park where some of the rocks have been cleared away.

Surfing

This is not a popular spot owing to the dominance of rocks.

Fishing

Most fishing is done from the rocks at either end. The boat ramp is really only useable at high tide, owing to the rocks.

General

An attractive cove, which unfortunately has lost much of its cover of sand, causing problems for swimmers and surfers.

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Information

About

Hallett Cove, SA 5158

Length:
1.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0229

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 9:04 am

Day 17°    Night 10°
13.1°C
Possible morning shower

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots in the eastern waters early in the morning. Winds turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower south of Port Vincent to Brighton in the morning.

Tide

6 am
2.09m
6 pm
1.73m
12 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 21°    Night 9°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 20 knots shifting westerly in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres near the Yorke Peninsula coast during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower south of Port Vincent to Brighton in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

6 am
2.06m
12 am
0.35m
6 pm
1.65m
12 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:10 pm
Tue 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:10 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:10 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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