- Beach Number:
- Includes Beaches:
- American River Buicks Point (north) Buicks Point (south 1) Buicks Point (south 2) Strawbridge Point Island Beach Rocky Point Brown Beach Brown Beach (north)
- Post Code:
- General Beach Hazard Rating:
- 3/10 ( Least hazardous)
- Nearby Beaches:
- American Beach (2) (0.4km) Brown Beach (north) (0.5km) American Beach (3) (0.6km) Brown Beach (0.7km) American Beach (4) (1.2km)
Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
BeachAmerican 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.
SwimmingThese 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.
FishingBetter off the bluffs at high tide.
GeneralAmerican Beach is a small settlement with no facilities other than the boat ramp, and the surrounding beaches.
- Formal parking area