False Bay (1) - Beach in Port Bonython Whyalla SA - SLS Beachsafe

False Bay (1) SA

False Bay, as the name implies, is an 11 km wide open south facing bay, which however is occupied entirely by very wide, low gradient tidal, sand and salt flats, in places up to 7 km wide. While much of the curving bay shore faces into the south through southeast, the tidal... Read more

False Bay, as the name implies, is an 11 km wide open south facing bay, which however is occupied entirely by very wide, low gradient tidal, sand and salt flats, in places up to 7 km wide. While much of the curving bay shore faces into the south through southeast, the tidal flats afford sufficient protection to maintain five very low energy beach along the shore. Only the two boundary beaches are accessible by vehicles, the central three are surrounded by salt and tidal flats and tidal creeks.Beach 589 is the most substantial beach system in the bay. It is 3.5 km long, faces south and is accessible off the Lowry and Black Point roads. The beach fronts up to 20 earlier beach ridges which widen to 900 m at its western end, and is in turn fronted by 2 km wide ridged sand flats (Fig. 4.108).

General

Five very low energy, little used beaches dominated by the low energy, low gradient bay environment.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Port Bonython, SA 5601

Length:
3.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0589

Nearby beaches

Marine Warnings

Sun, 21 Oct 11:38
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 3:06 pm

Day 26°    Night 8°
24.3°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Local afternoon sea breezes around 10 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

7 am
2.19m
12 am
0.88m
6 pm
2.17m
1 pm
1.15m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 34°    Night 15°
Becoming windy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

7 am
2.31m
1 am
0.79m
7 pm
2.35m
1 pm
0.89m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm

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.

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