On the southern side of the rock jetty is the main 1.8 km long southeast facing Whyalla beach (596), site of the Whyalla surf club and the focal point for water based recreation at Whyalla. The beach is backed by a continuous seawall and road, with a large foreshore park, also site of a Foreshore Centre offering a range of facilities, with picnic and bar-b-que facilities backing the northern half, and a caravan park behind the southern half. The jetty forms the northern boundary, while the southern end grades into mangroves. The beach consists of a narrow high tide beach, which contains several shade shelters, and 500 m to 1 000 m wide, flat sand flats, that are exposed at low tide.
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.