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American Beach (4)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
saki042
State/Region:
SA - American Beach
Post Code:
5222
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

East of High Dune Point, the coast faces northwest and is dominated by bluffs for 2 km, along the base of which are two 800 m long high tide sand beaches. The first (KI-41) forms the northern boundary of the settlement and is the site of a boat ramp, located at the end of the main settlement road. Three metre high, eroding calcarenite bluffs back the narrow high tide beach, which is fronted by a narrow sand bar. Deep Creek drains across the eastern end of the beach. East of the creek the bluffs continue for another kilometre, along the base of which is an 800 m long, more discontinuous narrow high tide beach (KI-42).

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.

Location

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 (24 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

American 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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