Cactus Canyon - Beach in Sellicks Beach Onkaparinga SA - SLS Beachsafe

Cactus Canyon

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Cactus Canyon is a steep-sided canyon that reaches the coast 500 m south of Sellicks beach. The canyon and neighbouring creeks have delivered rocks to the shore that have been reworked by the waves to form a high tide shingle beach, overlain by a veneer of sand. The beach (214) extends... Read more

Cactus Canyon is a steep-sided canyon that reaches the coast 500 m south of Sellicks beach. The canyon and neighbouring creeks have delivered rocks to the shore that have been reworked by the waves to form a high tide shingle beach, overlain by a veneer of sand. The beach (214) extends south of the canyon for 1 km to where it merges with the boulders of beach 213. North of the canyon houses line the top of the 60 m high bluffs, with the best access being on foot or vehicle from Sellicks Beach.

Swimming

The 1 km central sandy section of Cactus Canyon beach is relatively protected and usually calm and fronted by a continuous shallow sand bar.

Surfing

Usually calm.

Fishing

The rock platforms along beach 213 are used by the more adventurous and energetic rock fishers.

General

Two more isolated beaches, with Cactus Canyon offering seclusion as well as protection for south winds and waves.

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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
21°C
UV Rating
11 / 11
Monday, 25 Jan 7:39

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.


Sellicks Beach, SA 5174
Length: 1.4km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0214
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