Chiton Rocks - Beach in Hayborough Victor Harbor SA - SLS Beachsafe

Chiton Rocks

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

The Chiton Rocks section (157C) usually has several small rips between the rocks and the southern sandy foreland. The Chiton Rocks surf club patrols this central 1 km long section of the beach. The main Goolwa-Victor Harbour Road runs 400 m inland parallel to the beach. However the beach is not well... Read more

The Chiton Rocks section (157C) usually has several small rips between the rocks and the southern sandy foreland. The Chiton Rocks surf club patrols this central 1 km long section of the beach. The main Goolwa-Victor Harbour Road runs 400 m inland parallel to the beach. However the beach is not well sign posted and you might need a street map to find it. The road eventually reaches the beach with a long car park, and the surf club sitting below a 20 m high grassy bluff and the beach.

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 Harbour beach.

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Beach Patrols 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

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
14°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Water Temp
Water Temp
Winds
Winds
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Long beach
Long beach
Outfall
Outfall
Uneven ground
Uneven ground
Rocks
Rocks
Reefs
Reefs
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Bike path
Lookout
Park
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

No Littering
No Vehicles
Picking Plants Prohibited
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
Saturday, 21 Sep 4:55

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: Boomers-chiton Rocks, Boomer, Watsons Gap
Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0157C