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American Beach (1)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
saki039
State/Region:
SA - Baudin Beach
Post Code:
5222
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

American Beach refers to both a beach and a small holiday settlement nestled on the bluffs 2 km south of the beach (Fig. 5.6). Surrounding the settlement are five low wave beaches. The beaches and settlement are serviced by the main Hog Bay Road, which runs 100 to 300 m inland.

Beach KI-39 borders the western side of the settlement. It runs north for 1.1 km as a low energy, undulating sand beach, fronted by a bar which widens to the north, to 100 m wide sand flats in lee of a small vegetated islet off High Dune Point. A foredune backs the beach, with a few houses behind the northern half of the beach.

Swimming

These are five relatively low wave beaches which are better at high tide, owing to the shallow bars and sand flats exposed at low tide. Watch for rocks and rock flats on some of the beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better off the bluffs at high tide.

General

American Beach is a small settlement with no facilities other than the boat ramp, and the surrounding beaches.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
20

Location

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    Other facilities
  • Parking Parking

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.

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Hazards

Service Providers

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 17° wind NNW/26 km/h

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CAPE WILLOUGHBY (25 km) issued at Wed 23 Apr 18:00 (EST)

WATER

18

Issued at Wed, April 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    0.2 m
  • WSW
    0.1 m
  • SW
    0.1 m
  • SE
    0.2 m
  • WSW
    0.2 m

Baudin Beach issued at Tue, April 22 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    8:27
    0.46m
  • High
    18:37
    0.94m
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Victor Harbor issued at Wed, April 23 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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