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Brighton

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Brighton Beach (230B) runs for 1 km either side of the Brighton jetty (Figs. 4.61 & 4.62). The suburb of Brighton is centred on the 200 m long jetty, with the jetty backed by the main street and the beach to either side backed by a seawall and road. The Brighton Surf... Read more

Brighton Beach (230B) runs for 1 km either side of the Brighton jetty (Figs. 4.61 & 4.62). The suburb of Brighton is centred on the 200 m long jetty, with the jetty backed by the main street and the beach to either side backed by a seawall and road. The Brighton Surf Life Saving Club is located 200 m south of the jetty on the west side of the road. A ramp provides access down the seawall to the beach.

Swimming

The Seacliff to Glenelg beaches offers relatively safe swimming owing to the usually low waves and continuous shallow bar. However rips occasionally cross the bar scouring deeper channels. Stay on the inner bar and clear of any deeper troughs. Care must also be taken near the rocks at Seacliff, around the two jetties, at the Patawalonga breakwater where there can be strong currents, and at occasional breaks in the bar where there are deeper holes. The safest swimming is at the four areas patrolled by the Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg Surf Life Saving Clubs.

Surfing

Surf is usually low and sloppy along the Adelaide beaches. A high swell in the south or a strong westerly is required to produce waves over 1 m.

Fishing

The jetties attract most Brighton and Glenelg fishers, while Seacliff rock flats are also popular, as it the Glenelg breakwater. The water off the beaches tend to be shallow, with the best fishing at high tide.

General

This is Adelaide’s and South Australia’s most popular stretch of beach. It offers good access, a wide range of facilities and relatively safe swimming, with usually little surf.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Brighton SLSC (SA)

Mon
25/11
Tue
26/11
Wed
27/11
Thu
28/11
Fri
29/11
Sat
30/11
Sun
01/12

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Rocks
Rocks

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Playground
Disabled Toilets
Toilets
Shops
Park
BBQ
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Mobile Phone Coverage
Train
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Boat ramp

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Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
Wednesday, 27 Nov 6:10

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.


Brighton, SA 5048
Includes beaches: Seacliff-glenelg, Seacliff, Somerton, Glenelg, Glenelg Entrance
Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0230B