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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

Tuesday 21, Nov 6:04 am

Day 28°    Night 19°
17.9°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Port MacDonnell in the evening. Winds temporarily easing to south to southeasterly around 10 knots inshore for the afternoon period.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port MacDonnell later in the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

2 am
1.21m
8 am
0.50m
2 pm
0.76m
7 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 28°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly before dawn then tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.23m
8 am
0.55m
2 pm
0.77m
7 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then becoming northwest to southwesterly about 10 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 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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