Port Noarlunga Beach

Port Noarlunga Beach

- 28 Jan

1 Port Noarlunga Beach
Port Noarlunga 5167, SA

Port Norlunga is an older settlement based around the port that used to operate off the beach. The port has long gone, and now it is a growing residential area that spreads into adjoining Christies Beach. Residential and commercial development backs the northern half of the beach, with the southern part a continuation of Southport Beach (Figs. 4.52 & 4.54). The Port Norlunga Beach (224), faces west and extends for another 1km to the red and white bluffs of Witton Bluff. Two straight calcarenite reefs lie 150 to 200m off the beach and parallel the northern 700m of the beach. A jetty, that used to service the port, runs out to the back of the northern reef. The main commercial area backs the jetty and the Port Norlunga Surf Life Saving Club is located immediately south of the jetty, where is it backed by a large car park, and fronted by a sea wall. The reefs lower waves at the beach to less than 0.5m, which produces a single, continuous attached bar, and no rips. Toward the southern end the beach protrudes seaward, forming a natural boundary with the more energetic Southport Beach.

This is a relatively safe beach owing to the usually low waves and absence of rips. However you should stay inshore on the bar, as the reefs do pose a danger, owing to higher waves breaking over the reefs and currents flowing around and between the reefs.

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