Cape Willoughby - Beach in Willoughby Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Cape Willoughby SA

There are two small beaches along the 5 km long Moncrieff Bay shoreline. Pink Bay (KI-56) is a 40 m pocket of sand wedged inside a narrow, V-shaped bay. It faces north and is somewhat protected, but does receive low swell. On the north side of the lighthouse is a... Read more

There are two small beaches along the 5 km long Moncrieff Bay shoreline. Pink Bay (KI-56) is a 40 m pocket of sand wedged inside a narrow, V-shaped bay. It faces north and is somewhat protected, but does receive low swell. On the north side of the lighthouse is a second beach (KI-57), a 150 m long high tide boulder beach fronted by a sand bar and surf, with usually one rip draining the small beach.

Swimming

The two Moncrieff Bay beaches are relatively safe when waves are low, however watch for rips if there is any surf. All the boulder beaches are extremely hazardous.

Surfing

There is only a chance of a surf at the northern Cape Willoughby beach in a larger swell.

Fishing

There are numerous rocks around the cape, however be very careful owing to the usually high swell breaking over the rocks.

General

Most visitors come to the cape to view the scenery and visit the lighthouse, with little use of the beaches.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Willoughby, SA 5222

Includes beaches:
Cuttle Fish Bay, Snapper Point (west), Cape Coutts (south 1), Cape Coutts (south 2), Antechamber Bay, Red House Bay, Pink Bay, Windmill Bay, Cape Hart (1)

Length:
0.15km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI057

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 7:08 am

Day 18°    Night 11°
15°C
Wind easing. Cloud clearing

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

5 am
1.47m
5 pm
0.75m
12 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 29°    Night 12°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots late morning then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

5 am
1.42m
6 pm
0.74m
12 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 13th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 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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