Browns Beach - Beach in Marion Bay Yorke Peninsula SA - SLS Beachsafe

Browns Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Browns Beach (416) faces due west and consists of two parts. The southern 500 m has two beachrock reefs lying 50 and 100 m off the beach impounding a continuous lagoon, backed by a sheltered beach. The northern 600 m is free of the beachrock and has a more energetic reflective to low... Read more

Browns Beach (416) faces due west and consists of two parts. The southern 500 m has two beachrock reefs lying 50 and 100 m off the beach impounding a continuous lagoon, backed by a sheltered beach. The northern 600 m is free of the beachrock and has a more energetic reflective to low tide terrace beach, with waves often reaching 1 m in height. The entire beach is backed by active blowouts, which increase in size to the north where they extend up to 400 m inland. A car park and camping area are located above the southern end of the beach.

Swimming

These are five relative safe beaches during the normal low wave conditions, with the Browns beach ‘lagoon’ offering the quietest water, while small wave usually surge up most of the steep beach faces. Beware of bedrock and calcarenite reefs and rocks on some of the beaches.

Surfing

Usually too low.

Fishing

These are all good sites for both beach and rock fishing.

General

Five natural beaches with good access to three, and a basic camping area at Browns Beach.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
11°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Camping
Toilets
Drinking water
Friday, 25 Sep 9:32

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.


Marion Bay, SA 5575
Length: 2.4km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0416