Ardrossan - Beach in Ardrossan Yorke Peninsula SA - SLS Beachsafe

Ardrossan

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

South of Youngs Beach is 1.5 km long low bluffs which run to Ardrossan. Ardrossan is an interesting old town with excellent facilities for visitors and those interested in fishing the jetty or gulf. The town straddles a small creek, which has cut a gully though the red bluffs, at the... Read more

South of Youngs Beach is 1.5 km long low bluffs which run to Ardrossan. Ardrossan is an interesting old town with excellent facilities for visitors and those interested in fishing the jetty or gulf. The town straddles a small creek, which has cut a gully though the red bluffs, at the end of which, is 150 m long pocket of high tide sand (250) is located either side of the town jetty. Three hundred meter wide seagrass covered sand flats front the beach, which is not only bisected by the 400 m long jetty but also crossed by three wooden groynes (Fig. 4.82). A park and amenities back the beach, which is mainly used for launching boats, with swimming only possible at high tide. The main deep water boat ramp is located at the new jetty 1.5 km south of the town.Ardrossan was originally known as Clay Gully, after the gully with early settlers living in dugouts. It was proclaimed a town and named Ardrossan in 1873.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide owing to the shallow sand flats.

Surfing

None

Fishing

Best at Ardrossan jetty or from a boat.

General

Two low energy beaches fronted by wide sand flats, with Ardrossan

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
15°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Camping
Toilets
Caravan park
Drinking water
Other facilities
Jetty
Unspecified
Boat ramp
Friday, 25 Sep 6:22

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.


Ardrossan, SA 5571
Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0250