Port Hedland Spoil Bank (e) - Beach in Port Hedland Port Hedland WA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Hedland Spoil Bank (e)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

The spoil bank is composed entirely of dredged shelly sand from the harbour channel. MacPherson Drive provides a circuit of the area and access to the 2 km long beaches on either side of the bank, together with car parks and shade areas at both beaches. The 2.7 km long... Read more

The spoil bank is composed entirely of dredged shelly sand from the harbour channel. MacPherson Drive provides a circuit of the area and access to the 2 km long beaches on either side of the bank, together with car parks and shade areas at both beaches. The 2.7 km long west facing beach is relatively steep and narrow and fronted by generally deeper water, while the 2.9 km long east-facing beach is fronted by low tide sand flats. Sand is accumulating naturally at the eastern base of the beach causing it to prograde 100-200 m along the northern beachrock shoreline.

Swimming

All the Port Hedland beaches usually receive low waves and are often calm. However with a 6 m tide range the shoreline shifts dramatically each tide cycle and can induce some strong tidal currents. The best swimming is at mid to high tide, and its safest on a rising tide. If swimming in Pretty Pool check with locals for the presence of crocodiles

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Port Hedland offers a wide range of fishing opportunities including beach and creek fishing, which is best as high tide, and the spoil bank, which has deeper water off the end.

General

Port Hedland is a mining port and its beaches have been modified to some degree, however they are very accessible and offer several kilometres of relatively safe swimming in usually calm conditions.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
31°C
Water
32°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

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Thursday, 26 Mar 7:46

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.


Port Hedland, WA 6721
Length: 2.9km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: wa1899
Government of Western Australia

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