American Beach (4) - Beach in American Beach Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

American Beach (4) SA

East of High Dune Point, the coast faces northwest and is dominated by bluffs for 2 km, along the base of which are two 800 m long high tide sand beaches. The first (KI-41) forms the northern boundary of the settlement and is the site of a boat ramp, located... Read more

East of High Dune Point, the coast faces northwest and is dominated by bluffs for 2 km, along the base of which are two 800 m long high tide sand beaches. The first (KI-41) forms the northern boundary of the settlement and is the site of a boat ramp, located at the end of the main settlement road. Three metre high, eroding calcarenite bluffs back the narrow high tide beach, which is fronted by a narrow sand bar. Deep Creek drains across the eastern end of the beach. East of the creek the bluffs continue for another kilometre, along the base of which is an 800 m long, more discontinuous narrow high tide beach (KI-42).

Swimming

These are five relatively low wave beaches which are better at high tide, owing to the shallow bars and sand flats exposed at low tide. Watch for rocks and rock flats on some of the beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better off the bluffs at high tide.

General

American Beach is a small settlement with no facilities other than the boat ramp, and the surrounding beaches.

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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

American Beach, SA 5222

Includes beaches:
American Beach (2), American Beach (3), American Beach (5), Congony Beach, Kangaroo Head, Christmas Cove, Hog Bay, Beach Ki-48, Alex Lookout (south)

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI042

Nearby beaches

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:13 pm

Day 17°    Night 9°
12°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots late morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
0.78m
12 am
0.47m
5 pm
1.62m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 15°    Night 8°
Possible early shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly before dawn then becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: 40% chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

5 am
0.78m
12 am
0.52m
5 pm
1.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Backstairs Passage.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 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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