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Tumby Island SA

Tumby Island is a 25 ha low bedrock Island lying 500 m off the tip of Tumby Point, and connected to the point at low tide by curving sand and rock flats. The Island was named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, after his native parish in England. On the northern side of... Read more

Tumby Island is a 25 ha low bedrock Island lying 500 m off the tip of Tumby Point, and connected to the point at low tide by curving sand and rock flats. The Island was named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, after his native parish in England. On the northern side of the Island is a 350 m long sand beach (706) fronted by 100 to 200 m wide rock and sand flats. The Island is a conservation park and can only be reached by boat or on foot at low tide. The remainder of the Island has low rock bluffs.

Swimming

The Tumby Bay foreshore is the most accessible and popular location and usually has low waves. All the other beaches also have usually low waves, with the sand flats restricting swimming to higher tides.

Surfing

Usually none, owing to the low waves.

Fishing

There are a number of popular locations, beginning with the Tumby Bay jetties, Tumby Inlet and rock fishing on the point.

General

Tumby Bay is a major regional tourist centre and provides a wide range of attractions, accommodation and beaches for visitors.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Tumby Bay, SA 5605

Length:
0.35km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0706

Nearby beaches

Marine Warnings

Sun, 21 Oct 11:38
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 3:05 pm

Day 26°    Night 5°
20.2°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Local afternoon sea breezes around 10 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

2 am
1.13m
8 am
0.72m
1 pm
1.26m
8 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 26°    Night 11°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late 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, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

2 am
1.21m
8 am
0.55m
2 pm
1.31m
8 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm
Tue 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 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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