Kingscote Pool - Beach in Kingscote Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Kingscote Pool SA

On the south side of Kingscote jetty is a 300 m long, narrow, sand and gravel high tide beach (KI-8), fronted by shallow, 50 to 100 m wide sand flats, then seagrass meadows. A terraced park backs the centre of the beach, then a road that runs south to Rolls... Read more

On the south side of Kingscote jetty is a 300 m long, narrow, sand and gravel high tide beach (KI-8), fronted by shallow, 50 to 100 m wide sand flats, then seagrass meadows. A terraced park backs the centre of the beach, then a road that runs south to Rolls Point. The beach terminates at the Kingscote pool, which consists of a 50 m long sand beach (KI-9) enclosed in a pool structure. The pool is backed by a sloping grassy reserve and has dressing sheds and toilet facilities.

Swimming

The only spot suitable for swimming is the Kingscote pool, as all the beaches are fronted by shallow sand flats.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The jetty is the most popular location, the beaches generally being too shallow.

General

These seven beaches border the island’s major settlement. While they are all very accessible and some highly visible, they are little used for recreation, other than fishing and sailing at the yacht club beach.

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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

Kingscote, SA 5223

Includes beaches:
Cape Rouge, Bay Of Shoals (north), Bay Of Shoals (south), The Bluff, Beatrice Point (west), Beatrice Point (south), Kingscote Jetty (north), Kingscote Jetty (south)

Length:
0.05km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI009

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities
  • Pool

Weather

Monday 19, Nov 4:49 pm

Day 29°    Night 17°
28°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
0.99m
8 am
0.67m
2 pm
0.91m
8 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov

Day 19°    Night 10°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening and increasing to 20 to 30 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
1.15m
9 am
0.53m
3 pm
0.98m
8 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Mon 19, Nov to Mon 26, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to around 10 knots by early afternoon then shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 19th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 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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