American Beach (5) - Beach in American Beach Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

American Beach (5) SA

American Beach (KI-43) lies 2 km northeast of the settlement and consists of a straight, 1.3 km long sand beach, fronted by a narrow bar, then seagrass meadows. It is bordered by low calcarenite bluffs in the west, by 50 m high sandstone bluffs in the east, and is backed... Read more

American Beach (KI-43) lies 2 km northeast of the settlement and consists of a straight, 1.3 km long sand beach, fronted by a narrow bar, then seagrass meadows. It is bordered by low calcarenite bluffs in the west, by 50 m high sandstone bluffs in the east, and is backed by a 10 m high foredune, a grassy car park and the main Hog Bay Road.

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 (4), Congony Beach, Kangaroo Head, Christmas Cove, Hog Bay, Beach Ki-48, Alex Lookout (south)

Length:
1.3km

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

Beach Key:
 saKI043

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 11:13 pm

Day 15°    Night 9°
12°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.

Tide

4 am
1.33m
11 am
0.31m
4 pm
1.02m
10 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 16°    Night 9°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, locally reaching 25 knots in the far southeast.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

4 am
1.37m
11 am
0.29m
5 pm
0.97m
10 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the far west.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm
Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 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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