Kiana Beach - Beach in Kiana Lower Eyre Peninsula SA - SLS Beachsafe

Kiana Beach SA

Kiana Beach (1006) is an isolated strip of sand bordered by predominately high calcarenite cliffs. It lies 8 km north of Hill Bay and 17 km south of Sheringa, the nearest neighbouring beaches. The beach is located just 1.5 km west of the highway and there is a vehicle track... Read more

Kiana Beach (1006) is an isolated strip of sand bordered by predominately high calcarenite cliffs. It lies 8 km north of Hill Bay and 17 km south of Sheringa, the nearest neighbouring beaches. The beach is located just 1.5 km west of the highway and there is a vehicle track our to the northern and southern ends, with a steep climb down the 30 m high backing bluffs to reach the beach. The beach is 1.1 km long, relatively straight and facing due west. The bluffs impinge on the beach in two locations almost cutting it into three. It receive high westerly swell which maintain a 300 m wide double bar system, with usually 5 beach rips cutting the inner bar.

Swimming

Kiana is a very hazardous, rip-dominated beach, while the northern beach is safer but difficult to access on foot.

Surfing

There are usually beach breaks at Kiana, with a right point break at the northern beach.

Fishing

Kiana is relatively popular for beach fishing in the deep rip holes, and off the southern rocks.

General

Two beaches close to the highway offering excellent views of the rugged coast from the overlooking car parks. However the beaches are only suitable for experienced surfers and fishers.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Kiana, SA 5607

Length:
1.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa1006

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Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

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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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