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Kingston Se SA

Kingston SE is the only town on the beach and offers most services. It is the site of Port Caroline, a stretch of open beach with a 300 m long jetty to service the fishing fleet (Figs. 4.24 & 4.25). The road from Wyomi Beach parallels most of the 7 km long... Read more

Kingston SE is the only town on the beach and offers most services. It is the site of Port Caroline, a stretch of open beach with a 300 m long jetty to service the fishing fleet (Figs. 4.24 & 4.25). The road from Wyomi Beach parallels most of the 7 km long beach (148D) with a 50 to 100 m wide grassy foreshore reserve between the road and the beach. The beach faces west-northwest and usually has waves less than 0.5 m, and low currents. However seagrass debris is a major problem and can be over a metre deep on the beach. Maria Creek (named after the tragic shipwreck) cross the beach 400 m north of the jetty. Its mouth has been trained by two 150 m long rock walls, in an attempt to form a harbour entrance. This creek, together with Butchers Gap and Blackford drains are the only streams crossing the entire Coorong beach. The fact that a jetty can be built on this west facing section of coast is owing to the extensive shallow reefs that between Kingston and Cape Jaffa extend up to 10 km offshore and lower ocean waves to essential zero.

Swimming

Swimming conditions range from relatively safe along the Lacapede Bay beaches, to moderately safe up to The Granites, and then increasingly hazardous as the higher energy beaches north of The Granites are encountered. The biggest problems are large scale rips in the inner surf zone spaced approximately every 500 m, strong set-up and set-down which produced strong seaward flowing currents, and the big surf. Always be very careful if entering the surf anywhere north of Blackford Drain.

Surfing

There is 160 km of beach breaks along The Coorong, it’s just a matter of driving along until you see a break that suits you. The better waves break on the outer bar which can mean a 400 to 500 m paddle. So its best to be fit and surf with friends.

Fishing

The Coorong is a very popular beach for fishing, with the majority of the 4WD vehicles belonging to fishers. During summer and weekends they set up many camps along the beach.

General

Australia’s longest beach, which grades from no waves to one of the world’s highest energy beaches. It is a spectacular beach backed by extensive dune north of The Granites, very accessible by 4WD, and with many kilometres of beach camping. However outside of Kings Camp and Kingston SE there are no facilities, apart from the camp sites.

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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

Kingston Se, SA 5275

Includes beaches:
The Coorong, Kings Camp, Lacapede Bay, Wyomi, Long Beach (south), The Granites, Long Beach (north), 28-32 Mile Crossing, 32-42 Mile Crossing, 42 Mile-tea Tree Crossing, Tea Tree-murray Mouth

Length:
5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0148D

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Jetty
  • Unspecified

Weather

Saturday 20, Jan 4:41 am

Day 23°    Night 17°
18.1°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Port MacDonnell during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

3 am
1.27m
9 am
0.55m
2 pm
0.85m
8 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Jan

Day 24°    Night 16°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
1.28m
9 am
0.57m
3 pm
0.91m
8 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Jan to Sat 27, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3.5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sun 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Mon 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:20 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 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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