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North Haven beach (233) is the product of a major redevelopment of the northern part of the Adelaide coast. In the 1980’s North Haven Marina development excavated a large marine behind the beach, with two breakwaters to protect the entrance. The North Haven Beach is now located between the northern breakwater and the older breakwater for Adelaide’s Outer Harbour (Figs. 4.77 & 4.78). The 1.2 km long beach is wedged between the two breakwaters and has been slowly building seaward. Residential development backs the beach, with the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club, a large car park and dunes occupying the beachfront. The beach faces southwest, and is composed of fine sand, which together with the low waves, usually less than 0.5 m, produced a wide, flat firm beach, and wide shallow bar attached to the beach.
Beach Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10

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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.


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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.