Port Wilunga - Beach in Port Willunga Onkaparinga SA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Wilunga SA

Port Wilunga is a growing coastal settlement spread for 1.5 km along the low bluff that runs north of Snapper Point, to a small creek that drains across the beach. A road runs along the top of the bluff to a large car park and caravan park on the south side... Read more

Port Wilunga is a growing coastal settlement spread for 1.5 km along the low bluff that runs north of Snapper Point, to a small creek that drains across the beach. A road runs along the top of the bluff to a large car park and caravan park on the south side of the creek, which provides the best access to the beach (Fig. 4.49). The beach (217) extends for 1.5 km from Snapper Point past the creek to a 15 m high, reef fronted, bluff that extends across the high tide beach. In the south it is fronted by a 100 m wide intertidal reef flat, then the ruins of the old port jetty and finally a natural sand beach which usually has an attached bar cut by one to two rips.

Swimming

These are two moderately safe beaches under normal low wave conditions. Beware of the rips which intensify when waves exceed 1 m.

Surfing

A chance of a low beach break during larger outside south swell or strong southerly winds.

Fishing

There is good fishing both off the platforms and into the rip holes.

General

Two bluff-bound, accessible beaches offering usually low surf.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Port Willunga, SA 5173

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0217

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

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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