Tunkalilla Beach - Beach in Tunkalilla Yankalilla SA - SLS Beachsafe

Tunkalilla Beach

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Tunkalilla Beach (177) is a straight 5 km long beach, backed by a low foredune and wave overwash deposits, and continuous grassy slopes which rise in places to over 200 m. The surf zone average 60 m in width and is cut by beach rips every 250 m in the west, with several reef... Read more

Tunkalilla Beach (177) is a straight 5 km long beach, backed by a low foredune and wave overwash deposits, and continuous grassy slopes which rise in places to over 200 m. The surf zone average 60 m in width and is cut by beach rips every 250 m in the west, with several reef controlled rips to the east. This is the only publicly accessible beach, with a car park located on the bluffs above the western end of the beach.

Swimming

These are six potentially hazardous beaches, owing to the moderate to occasionally high waves, strong permanent rips and prevalence of rocks and reefs.

Surfing

There are beach breaks at all the beaches, the biggest problem is getting to them, with only Tunkalilla reasonably accessible.

Fishing

Tunkalilla with its rip holes is popular with fishers who do not mind the steep walk back to the car park.

General

A scenic but largely inaccessible section of coast, offering several pocket beaches each bounded and backed by steep grassy slopes.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
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Water
14°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

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Topographic rips
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Strong Currents

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Formal parking area
Other facilities
Friday, 25 Sep 10:24

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.


Tunkalilla, SA 5203
Length: 5km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0177