Antechamber Bay - Beach in Antechamber Bay Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Antechamber Bay SA

Antechamber Bay is an open, northeast facing bay, located at the eastern extremity of the island. It is bordered by Cape Coutts and Cape St Albans, and contains two sandy beaches. The Cape Willoughby Road provides access to the western end of the bay at the Chapman River mouth picnic... Read more

Antechamber Bay is an open, northeast facing bay, located at the eastern extremity of the island. It is bordered by Cape Coutts and Cape St Albans, and contains two sandy beaches. The Cape Willoughby Road provides access to the western end of the bay at the Chapman River mouth picnic and camping area (Fig. 5.10), while the central and eastern section is backed by private farm land.Antechamber Bay beach (KI-54) is a 4.2 km long, northeast facing sand beach. It extends from the southern rocks of Cape Coutts, past the usually closed mouth of the Chapman River, down to a 50 m high bluff that separates it from Red House Bay. Most of the beach is backed by a 10 m high foredune. It usually receives waves less than 1 m high and has a moderately steep beach fronted by a narrow continuous bar then seagrass meadows, with rips absent unless waves exceed 1 m. The Chapman River crosses the northern end of the beach, with the mouth usually blocked. A recreation reserve is located along the sides of the river mouth and includes two car parks, a picnic area and a camping area.

Swimming

The Chapman River mouth and adjoining beach is a popular summer and holiday camping and swimming area. The beach is relatively safe under normal low wave conditions.

Surfing

Usually no surf.

Fishing

The river when closed or open is always a popular spot, as well as the rocks at the northern end of the main beach.

General

An isolated but nonetheless relatively popular spot during the holiday periods.

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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

Antechamber Bay, SA 5222

Includes beaches:
Cuttle Fish Bay, Snapper Point (west), Cape Coutts (south 1), Cape Coutts (south 2), Red House Bay, Pink Bay, Cape Willoughby, Windmill Bay, Cape Hart (1)

Length:
4.2km

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

Beach Key:
 saKI054

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Camping
  • Toilets
  • Caravan park
  • Drinking water

Marine Warnings

Sun, 26 May 16:21
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia

Sun, 26 May 16:13
Warning to Sheep Graziers


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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