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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

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:50 am

Day 24°    Night 9°
C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and shifting westerly around 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower south of Port Vincent to Brighton.

Tide

6 am
2.28m
12 am
0.50m
6 pm
1.90m
12 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 20°    Night 12°
Possible late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

7 am
2.26m
12 am
0.55m
7 pm
1.80m
1 pm
0.68m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:20 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm
Fri 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:10 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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