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Victor Harbour (east)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

On the western side of the river the beach continues for 1.6 km to the tip of the prominent sandy foreland in lee of Granite Island and the 500 m long causeway out to the Island. This beach (159) become increasing protected by the Island. As it does so it narrows and... Read more

On the western side of the river the beach continues for 1.6 km to the tip of the prominent sandy foreland in lee of Granite Island and the 500 m long causeway out to the Island. This beach (159) become increasing protected by the Island. As it does so it narrows and seagrass grows to the beach. The entire beach is backed by a public reserve containing numerous recreation facilities, including a boat ramp near the point. The reserve is backed by the main shopping area of Victor Harbour.The three beaches between Freeman Knob and Victor Harbour are partly protected by Granite Island, and waves average 1 m, which produce a single continuous bar and moderately sloping beach. Weak rips are present under normal conditions, and intensify when waves exceed 1 m.

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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TODAY'S UPDATE

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

Hazards

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Other facilities
Causeway
Sunday, 25 Oct 3:13

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.


Victor Harbor, SA 5211
Length: 1.6km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0159