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

Sunday 28, May 11:00 am

Day 16°    Night 8°
10.3°C
Showers

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots early morning, easing to 20 to 25 knots mid morning, tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening, decreasing 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres late evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
0.84m
9 am
0.69m
4 pm
1.68m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 17°    Night 9°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 20 knots, increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west, easing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

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

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwest to southerly 10 to 20 knots during the morning then shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 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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