Long Beach (south) - Beach in West Range Kingston SA - SLS Beachsafe

Long Beach (south) SA

Blackford Drain is the main vehicle entrance to the southern Coorong. Long Beach (south) (148E) begins at the drain and is a 15 km long section of relatively straight, low flat beach, extending north to The Granites. Wave average 0.5 m at the Drain and are 1 m high by the northern end... Read more

Blackford Drain is the main vehicle entrance to the southern Coorong. Long Beach (south) (148E) begins at the drain and is a 15 km long section of relatively straight, low flat beach, extending north to The Granites. Wave average 0.5 m at the Drain and are 1 m high by the northern end of this section. Because of the firm beach sand 2WD and as well as 4WD often use this beach. The beach is low and wide, particularly at low tide and fronted by a shallow surf zone which gradually widens to the north. As it does so a second bar forms off the beach, while rip currents and channels begin to cut the inner bar.

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

West Range, SA 5275

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

Length:
15km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0148E

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Boat ramp
  • Drain

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 6:03 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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