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

Thursday 23, Feb 2:59 am

Day 22°    Night 15°
16.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots early morning, and further to 10 to 15 knots by midday. Winds turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

2 am
1.02m
10 am
0.24m
5 pm
0.73m
8 pm
0.65m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 22°    Night 14°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

3 am
1.12m
10 am
0.18m
5 pm
0.78m
9 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 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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