Petrel Cove - Beach in Yilki Marion SA - SLS Beachsafe

Petrel Cove SA

In the first 2.5 km are three small beaches between Rosetta and King heads. The first is Petrel Cove (164) a 200 m long south facing beach, which is bordered and backed by the 20 high steep bluffs of Rosetta Head. The steeply dipping metasedimentary rocks also form prominent jagged rock platforms... Read more

In the first 2.5 km are three small beaches between Rosetta and King heads. The first is Petrel Cove (164) a 200 m long south facing beach, which is bordered and backed by the 20 high steep bluffs of Rosetta Head. The steeply dipping metasedimentary rocks also form prominent jagged rock platforms to either side and along the eastern half of the beach. There is just a 50 m pocket of open sand and a bar, which is also the location of a permanent rip.

Swimming

Kings Beach is the only relatively safe beach, as Petrel Cove and Ralgnal are dominated by rocks and rips.

Surfing

Chance of a short beach break at Petrel Cove, however watch the rocks.

Fishing

This is a popular spot with permanent rip holes and good access from both the beaches and rocks.

General

Three rock-dominated sand beaches, all lying along the coastal walking track to Newland Head.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Yilki, SA 5211

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0164

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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