Shelter from E – S – SW
Indicative Anchoring Position
34° 54.4’S 137° 25.5’E
Note. Indicative anchoring positions are for reference only and should not be used as waypoints. The best position for anchoring depends on many factors including vessel draft, tide, and forecast wind.
Hardwicke Bay is located at the eastern end of the ‘foot’ of Yorke Peninsula. It has a wide sweeping sandy beach with the holiday townships of Point Turton at the western end and Harwicke Bay at the northern end. Anchoring is possible anywhere along this beach, depending on the wind direction. A number fishing boat moorings are present at Point Turton, so there is some risk of a snagged anchor.
The holding is good on a sandy bottom. Shore access is easy on the beach, but there is a wide tidal flat at low tide. Point Turton has a small boat harbour and launching ramp where a dinghy landing is possible for those who prefer dry feet!