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American Beach (5)

UNPATROLLED BEACH

Beach

American Beach (KI-43) lies 2 km northeast of the settlement and consists of a straight, 1.3 km long sand beach, fronted by a narrow bar, then seagrass meadows. It is bordered by low calcarenite bluffs in the west, by 50 m high sandstone bluffs in the east, and is backed by a 10 m high foredune, a grassy car park and the main Hog Bay Road.

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:
30

Location

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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

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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 10° SE/30.00 km/h

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CAPE WILLOUGHBY (15 km) issued at Sat 29 Aug 16:30

WATER

13

Issued at Sat, August 29 13:36

SWELL FORECAST

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  • AM
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  • WSW
    0.1 m
  • WSW
    0.1 m
  • SSW
    0.1 m
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    0.1 m
  • WSW
    0.1 m

Dudley West issued at Fri, August 28 16:24

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UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    00:16
    0.72m
  • Low
    05:48
    0.47m
  • High
    12:45
    1.26m
  • Low
    20:17
    0.46m
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Victor Harbor issued at Sat, August 29 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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