Boomers-chiton Rocks - Beach in Hayborough Victor Harbor SA - SLS Beachsafe

Boomers-chiton Rocks SA

To the west of Freeman Knob is a 3.6 km long south facing beach (157) that goes under three different names. The first section is called Boomer Beach, then Watsons Gap around the small creek of the same name, and finally Chiton Rocks after some rocks that outcrop in the surf.... Read more

To the west of Freeman Knob is a 3.6 km long south facing beach (157) that goes under three different names. The first section is called Boomer Beach, then Watsons Gap around the small creek of the same name, and finally Chiton Rocks after some rocks that outcrop in the surf. This beach is backed by a foreshore reserve, the old railway tracks and then residential development much of it on low bluffs overlooking the beach. There is a large car park above Boomer Beach with stairs down to the beach and car parks either side of the Chiton Rock surf club (Fig. 4.36 & 4.37).

Swimming

Boomer-Chiton Rocks is a moderately safe beach with a patrolled area, however watch for poorly defined rips, particularly against the rocks, and be careful of the often heavy shorebreak. Waves decrease toward Victor Harbour providing lower surf and usually calm conditions at Victor Harbour.

Surfing

There is usually a narrow beach break favoured more by body boarders than surfers.

Fishing

The rocks attract most fishers, while a good cast can reach the deeper water beyond the usually narrow bar.

General

Chiton Rocks is a patrolled beach missed by most tourists and frequented more by the locals. Most of the tourists head for the very accessible and low energy Victor Harbor beach.

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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.

Chiton Rocks SLSC

Information

About

Hayborough, SA 5211

Includes beaches:
Boomer, Watsons Gap, Chiton Rocks

Length:
3.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0157

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

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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