West Beach - Beach in West Beach Charles Sturt SA - SLS Beachsafe

West Beach SA

The main West Beach (231C) faces west and extends for another 2.5 km from the northern marina groyne to the usually closed mouth of the Torrens River. The West beach Surf Life Saving Club is located at the southern end of the northern residential area, adjacent to the caravan park (Fig.... Read more

The main West Beach (231C) faces west and extends for another 2.5 km from the northern marina groyne to the usually closed mouth of the Torrens River. The West beach Surf Life Saving Club is located at the southern end of the northern residential area, adjacent to the caravan park (Fig. 4.68 & 4.69). Just inside the Torrens breakwater is a large boat ramp which is very popular on weekends.

Swimming

The main beach at the surf club offers the best swimming conditions well clear of the breakwaters, groynes and boat traffic to the south. There are occasional water pollution problems on southern West Beach and at the Torrens mouth.

Surfing

Only during strong onshore winds.

Fishing

The training wall and marina breakwater and groyne are all very popular fishing spots.

General

A beach that has been modified by the river entrance walls and new marina, but still offers 2.5 km of natural beach and the added protection of the patrolled area.

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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.

West Beach SLSC

Information

About

West Beach, SA 5024

Includes beaches:
West Beach, West Beach (south), West Beach (marina)

Length:
2.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0231C

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Unspecified

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:03 am

Day 20°    Night 10°
13.5°C
Cloud clearing

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to northwesterly below 10 knots, reaching 10 to 15 knots in the south till early afternoon. Winds becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.74m
10 am
0.62m
4 pm
2.48m
11 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 19°    Night 11°
Showers developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early morning then tending northwesterly in the middle of the day then shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
1.66m
10 am
0.61m
5 pm
2.52m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots easing to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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