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

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:51 am

Day 28°    Night 10°
9.5°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo during the morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then decreasing to 0.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower south of Port Neill to Port Victoria.

Tide

4 am
1.76m
11 am
0.75m
4 pm
1.30m
10 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 23°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower south of Port Neill to Port Victoria. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far southwest in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
1.67m
11 am
0.88m
4 pm
1.16m
10 pm
0.69m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:20 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:30 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:20 pm
Thu 28th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 pm
Fri 29th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:30 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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