Port Lincoln is the largest town on the Eyre Peninsula and a major commercial and service centre, as well as the base to a large fishing fleet that roams the Southern Ocean. The town spreads over Kirton Point and the rising slopes to the west. At the base of the... Read more
Port Lincoln is the largest town on the Eyre Peninsula and a major commercial and service centre, as well as the base to a large fishing fleet that roams the Southern Ocean. The town spreads over Kirton Point and the rising slopes to the west. At the base of the main shopping area is the curving 2.5 km long Town Beach. The Port Lincoln Highway parallels the northern half of the beach, with streets and the town centre backing the centre, and the port facilities for the bulk grain terminal forming the southern boundary. A boat jetty, with a tidal swimming pool, lies off the centre of the beach.Port Lincoln beach (754) initially faces east, and swing round in the south to face north into Boston Bay, and arm of Spencer Gulf. The bay is usually calm, with low wind waves only accompanying strong north through easterly winds. The northern part of the beach is narrow, gravelly, backed by 20 m high bluffs and fronted by 100 m wide gravel and sand flats. The beach becomes sandy and widens in the town section, with a seawall, pine trees and a park backing the beach. Shallow sand flats front the beach increasing to 100 m wide at the eastern end (Fig. 4.123).
This is a relatively safe beach, with usually calm conditions and a shallow bar attached to the beach and exposed at low tide. The best swimming off the beach is at mid to high tide, otherwise at any time in the tidal pool off the jetty.
The jetty is the best spot to fish the seagrass meadows.
This beach presents a pleasant backdrop to Port Lincoln. It is a popular and relatively safe aquatic recreational area, backed by all the facilities of Port Lincoln.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: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0754