Cactus Beach - SA



DEG: -32.089401 132.981415
DMS: 32º 05' 21.84" S 132º 58' 53.09" E
UTM: 53 H 6447872mN 309502mE
Altitude: 6.26m


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Cactus Beach
Phone: (08) 8625 1036
Email: N/A
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Cactus Beach is located about 20km south of Penong. From the Penong School on the Eyre Highway take the turnoff and head south towards Point Sinclair. This is a rough dirt road.
Cactus Beach has become well known in surfing communities as one of the best surfing beaches in Australia. It has been known one of the best destinations for both left and right-handed breaks in Australian surfing. The most popular surfing spots are called “Cactus”, “Caves”, and “Castles”.
The Penong Road runs along the back of Cactus Beach, with a large camping area (Point Sinclair Camp Ground) set amongst the dune scrub, between the road and beach, and good vehicle and foot access to the back of the beach.
Visitors should take extreme care when visiting the area. It is difficult to swim at Cactus owing to the extensive rock flats and reefs. Large sharks are well known to frequent the area, and there have been shark bite fatalities at this beach (1975, 2000).
The best locations for visitors looking to cool off in the water are inshore at Shelly beach for surf, and in the swimming net at Port Le Hunte for calm, shark-free, conditions. Rocks, reef and rips dominate all other locations.
Situated to the southeast of Cactus Beach is Point Sinclair. Protected from strong westerly winds, Point Sinclair is where the locals go for a spot of recreation.
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Distance from Cactus Beach 67.56km E
Mean Max. °C28.628.226.724.220.818.217.418.721.423.826.027.3
Mean Min. °C15.
Mean Rain mm11.513.716.419.432.335.339.834.527.725.319.420.7

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