The reef controlled sandy foreland at the western end of Chiton Rocks beach, forms the eastern boundary of a 900 m long beach (158) that terminates at the usually closed mouth of the small Hindmarsh River, more a creek than river. Waves average less than 1 m and maintain a narrow continuous... Read more
The reef controlled sandy foreland at the western end of Chiton Rocks beach, forms the eastern boundary of a 900 m long beach (158) that terminates at the usually closed mouth of the small Hindmarsh River, more a creek than river. Waves average less than 1 m and maintain a narrow continuous bar, usually free of rips. The beach is backed by a 50 m wide scrubby reserve, then residential houses, with a reserve along the eastern side of the river mouth.
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.
There is usually a narrow beach break favoured more by body boarders than surfers.
The rocks attract most fishers, while a good cast can reach the deeper water beyond the usually narrow bar.
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.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0158