Tennyson - Beach in Tennyson Charles Sturt SA - SLS Beachsafe

Tennyson

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Tennyson (232C) and West Lake (232D) beaches are a more newly developed stretch of shore backed by beachfront houses, and the West Lake development. The beach still retains much of its natural dunes, unlike the seawalls fronting the older suburbs. Read more

Tennyson (232C) and West Lake (232D) beaches are a more newly developed stretch of shore backed by beachfront houses, and the West Lake development. The beach still retains much of its natural dunes, unlike the seawalls fronting the older suburbs.

Swimming

This section of coast is relatively safe inshore and on the attached portions of the inner bar. Care must be taken in the trough particularly if occupied by currents, and on the outer bar. Children sometimes get caught on the bars by the rising tide.

Surfing

The surf here depends on the winds, with strong westerlies required to produce a sloppy beach break. Occasionally high outside ocean swell reaches the beaches as a low swell.

Fishing

Many fishers use the Patawalonga and Torrens boat ramps to launch their boats for outside fishing, while the two jetties and the Patawalonga Creek mouth are the most popular shore locations. Along the beaches the migrating bars and higher wave produce a range of holes and gutters along the beach, which change over time.

General

A long section of beach with the older Henley and Grange in the centre and newer developments to the north and south.

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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
17°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

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Tuesday, 26 Nov 8:46

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.


Tennyson, SA 5022
Includes beaches: Henley-largs Bay, Henley, Grange, West Lake, Semaphore, Largs Bay
Length: 2.6km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0232C