Cape Hardy (north 5) - Beach in Port Neill Tumby Bay SA - SLS Beachsafe

Cape Hardy (north 5) SA

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Only a chance of a beach break on the more exposed beaches during higher swell.

Fishing

Mainly frequented by fishers who fish the rocks and occasional rip holes.

General

Accessible, though little used, natural beach.

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Information

About

Port Neill, SA 5604

Length:
0.4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0673

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Other facilities

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 3:00 am

Day 25°    Night 13°
14.7°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo during the afternoon. Winds turning south to southeasterly during the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1.5 metres north of Cowell to Wallaroo by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower south of Port Neill to Port Victoria in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

1 am
1.38m
9 am
0.39m
4 pm
0.90m
7 pm
0.80m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 23°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Afternoon coastal sea breezes.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Seas: breezes.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.48m
10 am
0.26m
4 pm
0.96m
8 pm
0.65m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with afternoon coastal sea breezes.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: breezes.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sun 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 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.

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