Ravine Des Casoars - Beach in Cape Borda Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Ravine Des Casoars SA

The Ravine des Casoars is a 3 km long, 100 m deep, steep sided valley that reaches the coast wedged between two 120 m high, calcarenite-capped headlands (Fig. 5.27). A small, 120 m long beach (KI-145) separates the headlands, while a creek (with a small lagoon) flows down the northern... Read more

The Ravine des Casoars is a 3 km long, 100 m deep, steep sided valley that reaches the coast wedged between two 120 m high, calcarenite-capped headlands (Fig. 5.27). A small, 120 m long beach (KI-145) separates the headlands, while a creek (with a small lagoon) flows down the northern side of the valley. Beach and dune sand extends 600 m into the valley and dunes climb the southern side to an elevation of 100 m. The beach is accessible along a 3.5 km walking track that skirts both the sheltered valley and exposed headland. The base of the cliffs have been eroded, forming caves along the northern side. The beach is exposed to persistent high waves and one large rip usually flows out by the southern headland.

Swimming

Be very careful if entering the surf, as a rip flows right along the beach and around the rocks, even under low wave conditions.

Surfing

Can have a good break over the bar, but again watch the rip which can take you along the adjoining cliffed sections.

Fishing

Always a deep rip gutter along the beach, in addition to the creek which usually flows across the beach.

General

A very worthwhile walk out to the ravine just to see the coastal views and caves.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Cape Borda, SA 5223

Includes beaches:
Rocky River, Sandy Beach, Knapmans Creek, Breakneck River, West Bay, Scott Cove, Harveys Return, Cape Torrens (west), Cape Torrens (east)

Length:
0.12km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
9/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI145

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Marine Warnings

Sun, 24 Mar 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia


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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