- Beach Number:
- Includes Beaches:
- American Beach (2) American Beach (3) American Beach (4) Congony Beach Kangaroo Head Christmas Cove Hog Bay Beach Ki-48 Alex Lookout (south)
- Post Code:
- General Beach Hazard Rating:
- 3/10 ( Least hazardous)
- Nearby Beaches:
- American Beach (4) (0.8km) American Beach (3) (1.3km) Congony Beach (1.4km) American Beach (2) (1.6km) American Beach (1) (1.9km)
Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
BeachAmerican 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.
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