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

Friday 26, May 8:03 am

Day 22°    Night 9°
8.1°C
Morning fog then mostly sunny

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


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.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.09m
8 am
0.61m
2 pm
1.98m
10 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 21°    Night 11°
Shower or two developing

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

3 am
1.06m
8 am
0.63m
3 pm
2.06m
10 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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