Pink Bay - Beach in Willoughby Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Pink Bay SA

Cape Willoughby is the easternmost point of the island. It is a protruding, 50 m high metasedimentary headland, capped by the Cape Willoughby lighthouse and its three lighthouse-keeper houses. The now automatic light is a major tourist attraction and viewing point for the eastern end of the island. The rugged... Read more

Cape Willoughby is the easternmost point of the island. It is a protruding, 50 m high metasedimentary headland, capped by the Cape Willoughby lighthouse and its three lighthouse-keeper houses. The now automatic light is a major tourist attraction and viewing point for the eastern end of the island. The rugged coast to either side is predominantly composed of steep, 100 m high vegetated bluffs in Moncrieff Bay to the north, while to the south is 10 km of generally sheer, 60 to 80 m high cliff down to Cape Hart.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, Cape Willoughby, Windmill Bay, Cape Hart (1)

Length:
0.04km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI056

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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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