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

Monday 25, Sep 12:27 pm

Day 14°    Night 10°
13.7°C
Shower or two clearing

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the east shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds tending southwest 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
1.25m
11 am
0.35m
5 pm
0.92m
11 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 17°    Night 9°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
1.24m
5 pm
0.85m
11 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable wind 5 to 10 knots tending northeasterly in the early morning and increasing 15 to 20 knots around dawn. Wind shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning and reaching 2 to 3 metres at night.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Tue 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:10 pm
Thu 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:20 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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