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

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 3:07 am

Day 22°    Night 12°
17°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton late afternoon and early evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.33m
10 am
0.49m
2 pm
0.67m
7 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 31°    Night 12°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots late morning then tending south to southeasterly late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.30m
10 am
0.52m
3 pm
0.66m
7 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 13th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 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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