Valley Creek - Beach in Western River Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Valley Creek

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Western River Cove is the only publicly accessible beach between Snelling Beach, 8 km to the east, and Harveys Return, 30 km to the west. One kilometre west of the cove, Valley Creek flows through a cleared, V-shaped valley to a small, 80 m long boulder beach (KI-162). The rear... Read more

Western River Cove is the only publicly accessible beach between Snelling Beach, 8 km to the east, and Harveys Return, 30 km to the west. One kilometre west of the cove, Valley Creek flows through a cleared, V-shaped valley to a small, 80 m long boulder beach (KI-162). The rear and eastern side of the beach have been excavated to form a small area for launching boats, with a 4WD track winding down the valley to the landing. Jagged rock platforms and rock reefs border either end of the beach.

Swimming

Western River Cove is usually relatively safe under normal low waves, while the boulder beaches are unsuitable for swimming.

Surfing

Usually too small.

Fishing

Good fishing off the rocks around all three beaches.

General

A small beach and cove well worth visiting for a picnic, a swim or to fish.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
11°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

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Other facilities
Boat ramp
Unspecified
Saturday, 4 Apr 8:17

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.


Western River, SA 5223
Includes beaches: Castle Gully (west), Castle Gully (east), Western River Cove, Western River Cove (east), Pebbly Beach, Snellings Beach, Ki-167, Ki-168, Ki-169
Length: 0.08km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: saKI162