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 11, Dec 12:40 am

Day 35°    Night 14°
19.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo early in the morning. Southwest to southeast afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15 knots, tending southeasterly late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: breezes 10 to 15 knots, tending southeasterly late evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.98m
11 am
0.43m
5 pm
1.10m
10 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Wednesday 12, Dec

Day 31°    Night 19°
Shower or two. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning southwesterly and increasing to 15 to 25 knots late afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

5 am
1.90m
6 pm
1.08m
12 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Tue 11, Dec to Tue 18, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 14th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 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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