The eastern half of Port Lincoln spreads over the slopes between Kirton Point and Porter Bay. The shoreline is dominated by low bluffs at the base of the slopes, with a few narrow beaches and sand flats at the base of the bluffs. All the beaches are protected from ocean... Read more
The eastern half of Port Lincoln spreads over the slopes between Kirton Point and Porter Bay. The shoreline is dominated by low bluffs at the base of the slopes, with a few narrow beaches and sand flats at the base of the bluffs. All the beaches are protected from ocean swell and receive only low wind waves. The Parnkalla walking track follows the shore, with a variety of reserves, roads and often commercial activities on the backing slopes.The Kirton Point beach (755) was separated from the main Port Lincoln beach with the construction of the grain loading facilities. It now remains as an impounded 50 m long pocket of high tide sand bordered by the large grain facility and jetty to the west, and the low rocky point on the east. The walking track commences at a car park above the beach.
None of these beaches are suitable for swimming, owing to either the presence of rocks, shallow sand, rock flats and tidal flats or the boating and shipping activities.
The Porter Bay training walls provide the best access to deeper water, as most of the large commercial jetties are not open to the public, while most of the shoreline is either too shallow or rocky.
A heavily developed section of shore with low energy, irregular sand and cobble beaches fronted by low sand and tidal flats, and crossed by some large jetties and several boat ramps.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0755