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West Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
sa0231
Includes Beaches:
West Beach (south) West Beach (marina) West Beach
State/Region:
SA Adelaide
Post Code:
5000
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Glenelg Entrance (1.2km) Glenelg (1.9km) Henley (2.4km) Seacliff-glenelg (3.2km) Somerton (3.3km)

Beach

The beach north of the Patawalonga Creek mouth runs relatively straight for 2 km to the West Beach marina, and another 2.5 km to the Torrens River mouth (Fig. 4.67). The continuous beach is backed by a combination of dunes and seawalls, and fronted by a surf zone contain two shallow bars and troughs. The beach faces west-southwest and receives low winds waves averaging 0.5 m, and higher waves during strong westerly winds. The waves maintain a double bar system, with a unusually attached inner bar, a shallow trough and shallow outer bar. The bars slowly migrate to the north causing the configuration of the beach and surf zone to change over time. Rips occasional cut the inner bar following higher waves, and strong currents can flow in the trough, particularly on a falling tide.

Swimming

The main beach at the surf club offers the best swimming conditions well clear of the breakwaters, groynes and boat traffic to the south. There are occasional water pollution problems on southern West Beach and at the Torrens mouth.

Surfing

Only during strong onshore winds.

Fishing

The training wall, marina breakwater and groyne are all very popular fishing spots.

General

A beach that has been modified by the river entrance walls and new marina, but still offers 2.5km of natural beach and the added protection of the patrolled area.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
500

Location

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  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Parking Parking
  • Marina Marina
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

Hazards

Service Providers

  • West Beach SLSC

    VISIT SITE

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.

WEATHER

Today 13° N/24.00 km/h

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ADELAIDE AIRPOR (1 km) issued at Wed 29 Jul 15:00

WATER

13

Issued at Wed, July 29 13:39

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • W
    0.2 m
  • SSE
    0.6 m
  • SW
    0.2 m
  • SW
    0.4 m
  • SSW
    0.2 m

Adelaide issued at Wed, July 29 04:24

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UV INDEX

3

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    03:47
    1.52m
  • Low
    08:40
    1.04m
  • High
    15:12
    2.20m
  • Low
    22:09
    0.52m
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Port Giles issued at Wed, July 29 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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