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.
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.
Aldinga Bay receives low swell and usually has low beach breaks over the inner and outer bar.
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.
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.Read less
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Aldinga Bay SLSC
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.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0216