Settlers Beach is a 30min drive North of Karratha. It works best in winter on a North/North East or North Easterly wind.
Settlers Beach has a large tidal range, if you kite there on a medium tide you can find some beautiful flat lagoons, at low tide there is a walk out to the water but once you get there you will have a flat water kite spot to yourself. On a high outgoing tide there are some small waves that form around the point.
It's a deep water spot a high tide and a shallow water spot at low tide.
If you are up for a walk or have a reliable 4WD you will find a flat water river mouth down the beach.
You will find a kitesurfing school and shop operating in the area: Karratha Kite School
Please note: this location guide is a guide for kitesurfing spots in Perth and other parts of Western Australia. This is NOT a list of where our school operates from. KiteBud conducts lessons ONLY from Pinnaroo Point in Hillarys.
🧭 Wind Compass
NE and NNE: These wind directions are ideal for kitesurfing at this location.
N and ENE: These wind directions can work for this location but can be more gusty
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- It does get gusty close to the headland on the eastern aspect of the beach.
- Look out for sting rays
- Possibility of stingers in summer
- Over the years there has been an occasional crocodile spotted.
- Beautiful lagoons at mid tide
- Large rigging area at mid/low tide
- Lots to explore; lagoons, small waves, river mouth
- No Toilets / Showers