Port Hughes - Beach in Torbay Albany WA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Hughes WA

Port Hughes beach (WA 423) is a south-facing, curving 2 km long beach that commences in lee of Shelter Island (also Mutton Bird Island), the only potential anchorage in the ‘port’, and curves around to the mouth of Torbay Inlet in the west (Fig. 4.100). It receives waves averaging about... Read more

Port Hughes beach (WA 423) is a south-facing, curving 2 km long beach that commences in lee of Shelter Island (also Mutton Bird Island), the only potential anchorage in the ‘port’, and curves around to the mouth of Torbay Inlet in the west (Fig. 4.100). It receives waves averaging about 1.5 m, which maintain a 70 m wide rip-dominated surf zone, with usually 5-6 beach rips occurring. It is backed by bluffs, then vegetated transgressive dunes, that have extended up to 2 km inland up onto the rear of Hanging Rock, where they reach elevations of 60 m. There is access along Mutton Bird Road to the northern tip of the beach. The local surfers drive along the beach, which can offer a range of beach breaks.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Torbay, WA 6330

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0423

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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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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