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

Boomers-chiton Rocks

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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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Chiton Rocks SLSC

Mon
19/10
Tue
20/10
Wed
21/10
Thu
22/10
Fri
23/10
Sat
24/10
Sun
25/10

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12:00 - 17:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
12°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

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Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Sunday, 25 Oct 8:19

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.


Hayborough, SA 5211
Includes beaches: Boomer, Watsons Gap, Chiton Rocks
Length: 3.6km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0157