Port Stanvac - Beach in O'sullivan Beach Onkaparinga SA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Stanvac SA

Immediately north of the harbour the original beach continues up to Port Stanvac and on to the cliffs below the oil refinery. This is a narrow high tide sand and boulder beach (228), backed by 30 to 40 m high bluffs, and fronted by 50 m wide rock platforms cut in steeply... Read more

Immediately north of the harbour the original beach continues up to Port Stanvac and on to the cliffs below the oil refinery. This is a narrow high tide sand and boulder beach (228), backed by 30 to 40 m high bluffs, and fronted by 50 m wide rock platforms cut in steeply dipping g metasedimentary rocks. The 300 m long Port Stanvac jetty is located in the centre of this beach, and while a road runs to the jetty is it no accessible to the public.

General

Neither of these beaches is suitable for swimming owing to the boat traffic and rocks.

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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

O'sullivan Beach, SA 5166

Length:
2km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0228

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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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