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
Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
Fri, 26 May 05:07
Road Weather Alert for Adelaide
Wind: Northeast to northwesterly around 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then shifting westerly during the afternoon, reaching 20 to 25 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo, ahead of a southwesterly change 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers south of Cowell to Wallaroo, 20% chance elsewhere.
Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Fri 26th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm|
|Sat 27th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm|
|Sun 28th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 29th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.