Alexander Bay (3) - Beach in Howick Esperance WA - SLS Beachsafe

Alexander Bay (3) WA

Beach WA 97 extends from the western side of the islet for 1.1 km, curving round in lee of the western granite headland to face east. Waves average about 1 m and break across a low gradient bar and beach face, decreasing into the western corner in lee of the... Read more

Beach WA 97 extends from the western side of the islet for 1.1 km, curving round in lee of the western granite headland to face east. Waves average about 1 m and break across a low gradient bar and beach face, decreasing into the western corner in lee of the point and Ben Island. The vehicle track reaches this lower energy end of the beach with access to the beach. Several informal campsites are located in the coastal heath behind the beach, which is used to launch small boats. Seagrass meadows lie just off the beach and seagrass debris also increases in presence towards the western end of the beach where it can from a low berm. It is backed by dense coastal scrub that covers the siltstone slopes, which rise to 50 m. To the west of Ben Island the coast trends due west for 12 km before curving round to the lee of Table Island. In between is 16 km of predominately sandy shoreline occupied by seven beaches (WA 98-104), each separated by relatively small granite headlands and rocks. The granite also outcrops offshore as numerous small islands, the largest being the Mart Islands located 12 km south of Table Island. These islands, as well as the large protrusion of Hammer Head, act to increasingly lower waves from east to west along the beaches. There is rough vehicle access to beach WA 98 and formed access to beaches WA 101 to 104.

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Information

About

Howick, WA 6450

Length:
1.1km

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

Beach Key:
 wa0097

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Weather

Monday 29, May 11:07 pm

Day 18°    Night 10°
15.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

12 am
0.58m
5 am
0.46m
1 pm
1.19m
9 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 20°    Night 8°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower east of Esperance in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

12 am
0.57m
5 am
0.44m
1 pm
1.09m
10 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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