Lacapede Bay - Beach in Pinks Beach Kingston SA - SLS Beachsafe

Lacapede Bay SA

Lacapede Bay is the name of the low energy bay extending from Cape Jaffa to Kingston SE. While dominated by low waves, the bay contains large seagrass covered sand waves, that apparently move very slowly eastward along the bay. Where the sand wave attached the shore, the shoreline protrudes up... Read more

Lacapede Bay is the name of the low energy bay extending from Cape Jaffa to Kingston SE. While dominated by low waves, the bay contains large seagrass covered sand waves, that apparently move very slowly eastward along the bay. Where the sand wave attached the shore, the shoreline protrudes up to 300 m seaward. These protrusions give the bay shore a crenulate character (Fig. 4.24). The 7.5 km section of beach (148B) faces north west, is low, narrow and usually covered with seagrass. The entire beach section is backed by 500 m of densely vegetated foredune ridges, including the salt Hog Lake, then cleared sheep paddocks. Butchers Gap drain forms the northern boundary with Wyomi Beach, and public access is limited to either end at Kings Camp or Wyomi beach. The ridges and salt lakes associated with Butcher Gap drain are part of the Butchers Gap Conservation Park.

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

Pinks Beach, SA 5275

Includes beaches:
The Coorong, Kings Camp, Wyomi, Kingston Se, 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:
7.5km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0148B

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Drain

Weather

Monday 23, Jul 4:13 am

Day 14°    Night 9°
11.6°C
Showers. Windy

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 25 to 30 knots, tending northwesterly and increasing to 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon. Winds turning westerly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore by early evening.
Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres mid afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

11 am
1.00m
12 am
0.49m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 24, Jul

Day 14°    Night 10°
Showers. Windy

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
Swell: Westerly 5 metres, increasing to 5 to 7 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

11 am
1.13m
1 am
0.50m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 23, Jul to Mon 30, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots easing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres, decreasing to 4 to 5 metres during the evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 24th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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