American Beach (1) - Beach in Baudin Beach Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

American Beach (1) SA

American Beach refers to both a beach and a small holiday settlement nestled on the bluffs 2 km south of the beach (Fig. 5.6). Surrounding the settlement are five low wave beaches. The beaches and settlement are serviced by the main Hog Bay Road, which runs 100 to 300 m... Read more

American Beach refers to both a beach and a small holiday settlement nestled on the bluffs 2 km south of the beach (Fig. 5.6). Surrounding the settlement are five low wave beaches. The beaches and settlement are serviced by the main Hog Bay Road, which runs 100 to 300 m inland.Beach KI-39 borders the western side of the settlement. It runs north for 1.1 km as a low energy, undulating sand beach, fronted by a bar which widens to the north, to 100 m wide sand flats in lee of a small vegetated islet off High Dune Point. A foredune backs the beach, with a few houses behind the northern half of the beach.

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

Baudin Beach, SA 5222

Includes beaches:
American River, Buicks Point (north), Buicks Point (south 1), Buicks Point (south 2), Strawbridge Point, Island Beach, Rocky Point, Brown Beach, Brown Beach (north)

Length:
1.1km

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

Beach Key:
 saKI039

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Other facilities

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:05 am

Day 18°    Night 11°
18.2°C
Morning fog. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northerly during the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the far east, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

4 am
1.02m
9 am
0.73m
3 pm
1.68m
10 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 18°    Night 10°
Showers. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the west, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.

Tide

4 am
0.92m
9 am
0.71m
4 pm
1.70m
11 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly during the day. Squalls to 40 knots possible with showers or thunderstorms.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 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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