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Margaret River mouth

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
wa0660
State/Region:
WA Prevelly
Post Code:
6285
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
margaret river (n)  (0.2km) margaret river car park  (0.4km) cape mentelle (s 2)  (0.4km) cape mentelle (s 1)  (0.5km) cape mentelle (n 1)  (0.7km)

Beach

Margaret River Mouth Beach (WA 660) lies across the mouth of the usually blocked river. The beach faces southwest and curves for 500 m between boundary calcarenite bluffs of the old valley side to the south and a low reef to the north, where it forms a sandy foreland. It is backed by the dammed river which can break out and either end of the beach, resulting in a flat overwashed area behind the steep beach.The beach is partly protected by reefs, with waves increasing in height up the beach to about 1 m. Lower waves break right on the steep beach, with higher waves breaking as a heavy shorebreak or heavily on a narrow bar. The short heavy beach break, known as Margaret River Mouth, while a hazard to swimmers does attract surfers when waves exceed 1 m.The Margaret River Surf Life Saving Club was provisionally established at this beach in 2003 and patrols the beach on Sundays during the summer period.

Swimming

Margaret River beach is (WA 660) the more popular swimming beach and is relatively safe under normal conditions. However watch the rip against the southern rocks, and the shorebreak when waves exceed 1 m Gnarabup Beach (WA 658) usually has low waves lapping against the steep beach.

Surfing

Margaret River produces one of the world’s great lefts on the inner and outer reef, the outer reef holding waves to several metres high. During average swell conditions there is also a shorter right across the inner reef. The river mouth beach can also produces a dumpy shore break.

Location

Information Symbols

    Regulation Symbols

    • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
    • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

    Shark Alert Number

    For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

    Supported by

    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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:07

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Margaret River SLSC Margaret Rivermouth Lifeguards

    Hazards

    • High surf High surf
    • Slippery rocks Slippery rocks
    • Submerged Objects Submerged Objects
    • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
    • Beach Rips Beach Rips
    • Strong Currents Strong Currents

    Service Providers

    • Margaret River SLSC

    • Margaret Rivermouth Lifeguards

    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.

    WEATHER

    Fri, 29 Jul 07:00 am

    WITCHCLIFFE (8 km)


    Showers developing. Windy.
    12.00 °C
    N/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    FriSatSunMonTueWed
    20° 11° 17° 11° 15° 15° 16° 17° 10°

    WATER

    19

    Issued at Thu, 28 Jul 12:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • E
      20 km/h
      2.7m
    • WNW
      42 km/h
      4.2m
    • W
      31 km/h
      4.3m
    • WNW
      41 km/h
      5.4m
    • WSW
      48 km/h
      7m
    • SSW
      31 km/h
      6.3m
    • SSE
      9 km/h
      4.5m
    • SSW
      7 km/h
      3.7m

    Prevelly issued at Thu, 28 Jul 17:39

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then turning west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    2



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      06:50
      0.99m
    • low
      16:21
      0.34m

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    Cape Hamelin issued at Fri, 29 Jul 10:06

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