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Aldinga SA

Aldinga Beach (216) and adjoining Snapper Point is a 1.5 km narrow, crenulate high tide sand beach fronted by 300 to 400 m wide intertidal rock flats, that extend further offshore as reefs. The whole point and reef area is an aquatic reserve. Aldinga township backs the bluffs, with a bluff top... Read more

Aldinga Beach (216) and adjoining Snapper Point is a 1.5 km narrow, crenulate high tide sand beach fronted by 300 to 400 m wide intertidal rock flats, that extend further offshore as reefs. The whole point and reef area is an aquatic reserve. Aldinga township backs the bluffs, with a bluff top road paralleling the back of the beach and providing both views and access to the beach and fronting platforms.

Swimming

The main beach is a moderately safe beach, particularly on the attached inner bar. Be careful of the deep trough between the inner and outer bar. When waves exceed 1 m rips intensify in this trough. Also watch for cars when crossing the beach. Some sections of Aldinga Beach are unsuitable for swimming owing to the rocky reef flats.

Surfing

Aldinga Bay receives low swell and usually has low beach breaks over the inner and outer bar.

Fishing

Most beach fishers wade out on the shallow inner bar to fish the longshore trough. There is also reef fishing at high tide at Aldinga beach. However the Snapper Point area is an Aquatic Reserve.

General

A long, straight beach very accessible for both people and vehicles, and popular during summer. It has some surf, but remains relatively safe under normal conditions.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Aldinga Bay SLSC

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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12:00 - 17:00

12:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Aldinga Beach, SA 5173

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0216

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Deep water
    Deep water
  • Reefs
    Reefs
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 3:22 pm

Day 26°    Night 14°
21.3°C
Cloud clearing

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton late afternoon and early evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
2.28m
6 pm
1.55m
1 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 34°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots late morning then tending south to southeasterly late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
2.23m
12 am
0.55m
7 pm
1.54m
1 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 13th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 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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