Laura Bay (east) - Beach in Laura Bay Ceduna SA - SLS Beachsafe

Laura Bay (east) SA

Laura Bay is a small semicircular south facing bay, 1 km wide at the mouth, widening to 2 km inside. It is very protected from ocean waves and usually calm conditions prevail at the three shelly beaches, each fronted by a few hundred metres wide sand and tidal flats, and... Read more

Laura Bay is a small semicircular south facing bay, 1 km wide at the mouth, widening to 2 km inside. It is very protected from ocean waves and usually calm conditions prevail at the three shelly beaches, each fronted by a few hundred metres wide sand and tidal flats, and bordered and backed by stands of low mangroves. Beach 1248 is a 700 m long low high tide beach fronted by 400 m wide sand flats, with mangroves fringing the western end.

Swimming

The most accessible and suitable beach for swimming is 1246, located immediately south of the Laura Bay water tank. The remainder are too shallow or more difficult to access.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The several headlands are surrounded by slightly deeper water and seagrass meadows.

General

A reasonably accessible section of coast containing the small, low energy Laura Bay, the conservation park and a few more exposed small beaches.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled 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.

Information

About

Laura Bay, SA 5680

Length:
0.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa1248

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities

Weather

Saturday 20, Oct 10:48 pm

Day 21°    Night 10°
11°C
Clear

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day and east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.55m
6 am
0.66m
6 pm
0.74m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Oct

Day 30°    Night 6°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending east to northeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

1 am
1.38m
6 am
0.51m
12 pm
1.69m
6 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Oct to Sat 27, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm
Sun 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm
Mon 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm

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.

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