Basham

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Basham Beach (151) is a curving 1.8 km long lower energy beach, which faces east, is sheltered by Commodore Point and receives waves decreasing from 1 m in the east to less than 0.5 m in the west. The proected western corner is called Fisherman’s Bay. The low waves maintain a narrow continuous... Read more

Basham Beach (151) is a curving 1.8 km long lower energy beach, which faces east, is sheltered by Commodore Point and receives waves decreasing from 1 m in the east to less than 0.5 m in the west. The proected western corner is called Fisherman’s Bay. The low waves maintain a narrow continuous bar which decreases in width to the west. In addition rocks outcrop along the beach and form shallow reefs off the beach. A bike track parallels the back of the beach, with vehicle access to car parks at either end.

Swimming

Both Middleton Rocks and Commodore Point beaches are dominated by rocks and usually unsuitable for swimming. The eastern end of Basham, away from the rocks, offers the safest swimming area.

Surfing

There is no recognised surf at any of these three beaches, although surfers do paddle our from Middleton Rocks during big seas to surf the adjoining Middleton beach breaks.

Fishing

The rocks of Middleton Rocks and Commodore Point are the best locations. However beware of larger waves which wash over the rocks.

General

Three accessible beaches with no facilities.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

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Wednesday, 8 Dec 8:50

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.


Middleton, SA 5213
Length: 1.8km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0151
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