Beach WA 1903 extends east from the mouth of the pool for 1.2 km to a low calcarenite point. The beach faces north and is fronted by 1 km wide sand flats and backed by a 200 m wide foredune with the Pretty Point subdivision backing the western end of... Read more
Beach WA 1903 extends east from the mouth of the pool for 1.2 km to a low calcarenite point. The beach faces north and is fronted by 1 km wide sand flats and backed by a 200 m wide foredune with the Pretty Point subdivision backing the western end of the beach. The central-eastern section has a moderately stable foredune and backing vegetated dunes extending up to 500 m inland.
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.
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.
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.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: wa1903
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