Berry Bay – Yorke Peninsula

Berry Bay

South Australia, Yorke Peninsula


Berry Bay, on the Yorke Peninsula, can be a great option for surfers of all levels when the waves are small. In crystal clear water, the waves break over sand here with a little less power than the more challenging and potentially dangerous surf spots that are found to the south of here. This is a very remote beach, so if you are not an experienced surfer, make sure that you surf here only with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Wave Type
Rights and lefts break on the uneven sandbars that are broken up by rips and long shore gutters. Find a sandbar that is attached to the beach and stick to it (stay in front of your landmark so that you don't drift), as the rip currents can be strong.

If the surf is flat here, check out the beaches further south, but be aware that these spots are normally suitable for experienced surfers only. If the surf is too big here or the winds too strong at Berry Bay, don't be tempted to enter the water. Give surfing a miss until the waves are small and enjoy exploring this pristine environment on land.

Good Wind Direction
Best on South East to North East winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small West to South swells.

Hazards
- Rocks
- Rip Currents
- Marine Life

Have fun surfing the Yorke Peninsula by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.

Access
You can park behind the beach at the dirt car parks.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Berry Bay is not patrolled and can be very dangerous for swimming. The beaches of Yorke Peninsula are not patrolled. Calmer waters can normally be found on the north facing coast from Corny Point to Point Turton - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Amenities
Located at the oval in Corny Point.

Closest Shops
There is a general store at Corny Point, otherwise head to Warooka or Yorketown for food and supplies.

Photos of Berry Bay

Berry Bay Surfing, Yorke Peninsula
Photo Courtesy: Jill Pethick & South Australian Tourism Commission

 

Camping at Corny Point, Yorke Peninsula
Photo Courtesy: Adam Bruzzone & South Australian Tourism Commision

 

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