Cape Hardy is a 20 m high dune capped granite headland, located 7 km south of Port Neill, and accessible via a gravel road that runs from the highway due east for 8 km to the cape. Either side of the cape are a series of low headland-bound white sandy beaches, all backed... Read more
Cape Hardy is a 20 m high dune capped granite headland, located 7 km south of Port Neill, and accessible via a gravel road that runs from the highway due east for 8 km to the cape. Either side of the cape are a series of low headland-bound white sandy beaches, all backed by low dunes and then farmland, with public access only via the Cape Hardy track and no development or facilities. All the beaches tend to faces east to southeast and usually receives low swell and wind waves less than 1 m high.Beach 673 is a 400 m long southeast facing sand beach bordered by low granite boulder headlands. A vehicle track winds through the backing farmland to a car park adjacent to the small creek that occasionally flows across the southern end of the beach. A continuous bar fronts the beach, with rips forming during higher waves.
These are seven relatively safe beaches during normal low wave conditions, however watch the many rocks and reefs, and rips when waves exceed 1 m.
Only a chance of a beach break on the more exposed beaches during higher swell.
Mainly frequented by fishers who fish the rocks and occasional rip holes.
Accessible, though little used, natural beach.Read less
Sat, 22 Oct 15:58
Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the early afternoon then tending southeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
|Sat 22nd||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:50 pm|
|Sun 23rd||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm|
|Mon 24th||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm|
|Tue 25th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm|
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.