West Beach (marina) - Beach in West Beach Charles Sturt SA - SLS Beachsafe

West Beach (marina) SA

The West Beach marina consists of a southern breakwater that provides shelter for the boat ramp. Between the boat ramp and the smaller northern rock groyne is a 50 m long protected sand beach. (231B) While this beach is usually calm it is used for launching boats and jet skis and... Read more

The West Beach marina consists of a southern breakwater that provides shelter for the boat ramp. Between the boat ramp and the smaller northern rock groyne is a 50 m long protected sand beach. (231B) While this beach is usually calm it is used for launching boats and jet skis and often unsuitable and unsafe for swimming because of the boat traffic.

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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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

West Beach, SA 5024

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

Length:
0.05km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0231B

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Marina

Weather

Thursday 22, Feb 7:27 pm

Day 32°    Night 21°
27.4°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening, possibly reaching 20 to 25 knots in the far south.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of an afternoon thunderstorm.

Tide

8 am
1.91m
2 am
0.53m
8 pm
2.14m
2 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 23, Feb

Day 34°    Night 23°
Humid. Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to northwesterly during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.73m
3 am
0.61m
9 pm
2.09m
2 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Thu 22, Feb to Thu 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning then reaching 30 knots south of St Kilda to Black Point during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 0.5 to 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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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