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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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West Beach SLSC

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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12:00 - 17:00

12:00 - 17:00

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

Thursday 23, Feb 3:00 am

Day 24°    Night 16°
19.5°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds turning southwest to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.73m
11 am
0.57m
6 pm
1.54m
10 pm
1.03m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 24°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, with afternoon coastal sea breezes reaching 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: breezes reaching 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.96m
11 am
0.38m
6 pm
1.69m
11 pm
0.83m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning and turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, with afternoon coastal sea breezes reaching 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: breezes reaching 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 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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