The eastern boundary of Beachport Conservation Park is a 4 km section of sand and rocky shore, containing seven beaches. The scenic drive terminates south of the park boundary and a 4WD is required to access the park beaches and dune areas.Beach 81 is a 700 m long southwest facing... Read more
The eastern boundary of Beachport Conservation Park is a 4 km section of sand and rocky shore, containing seven beaches. The scenic drive terminates south of the park boundary and a 4WD is required to access the park beaches and dune areas.Beach 81 is a 700 m long southwest facing beach, with calcarenite reefs and rocks forming the boundaries, together with some offshore reefs. Waves average 1 to 1.5 m and two permanent reef-controlled rips drain the 50 m wide surf. The rocks increase toward the northern end, where beaches 82 and 83 sit as two adjoining 50 and 80 m strips of high tide sand below 10 to 20 m high calcarenite bluffs, fronted by a mixture of sand and reef. Waves break over 100 m off each beach, with each containing a reef controlled rip.
These are seven potentially hazardous beaches dominated by rocks, reefs and permanent rips. Use extreme care if swimming here.
There are numerous reef breaks amongst the beaches, with the best beach breaks on the Five Mile Rocks beach.
There are excellent beach and rock holes the length of this section.
A popular section of coast explored by the 4WD fraternity; it provides easy access to some excellent beaches and dunes, without having to go too far off the bitumen.Read less
Beach Patrols Change Day
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: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0081