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Dongara

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Beach Number:
wa1066
State/Region:
WA Dongara
Post Code:
6525
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Irwin River Mouth (n) (0.5km) Irwin River Mouth (s) (0.9km) King Bay (1.5km) Arurine Bay (1.5km) Port Denison Harbour (2.1km)

Beach

Dongara beach (WA 1066) is the main ocean beach for Dongara and located at the end of the town’s main street. It is also known as Ocean or Town beach. Dongara/Denison Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 2004 and patrols Town Beach. The beach faces west and curves for 800 m between reef-attached sand forelands. The boundary and offshore reefs lower waves to lees than 1 m, which usually maintain a steep reflective beach to each end, with at times a central low tide terrace where the waves are highest. A dune reserve runs the length of the beach with the Dongara caravan park at the southern end next to the main car park and beach access. A crayfish factory is located behind the centre, with houses backing the northern half.

Swimming

The safest swimming in Dongara is at the harbour beach clear of the boat launching area. It also has the best facilities. South Beach has the best surf, though rips are present, while Surf and Dongara beaches, while they have lower waves can have a heavy shorebreak and deep water right off the beach.

Surfing

South Beach has the most consistent surf and the best beach and some reef breaks, with good access if you have a 4WD vehicle. The Point itself, known as Dension, also has some heavier reef breaks, while conditions at Surf and Dongara beaches can range from calm to reasonable beach and reef breaks.

Location

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Shark Alert Number

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

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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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
18
First Aids:
3
Preventative Actions:
745

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Dongara Denison SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Dongara Denison 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.

WEATHER

Today 18° NNE/15.00 km/h

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GERALDTON AIRPO (33 km) issued at Thu 30 Jul 01:00

WATER

20

Issued at Wed, July 29 12:09

SWELL FORECAST

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Saturday
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  • AM
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  • WSW
    1.3 m
  • WSW
    1.3 m
  • SW
    1.2 m
  • SW
    0.9 m
  • WSW
    0.8 m

Dongara issued at Wed, July 29 02:54

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    08:38
    1.01m
  • Low
    16:52
    0.32m
  • High
    22:49
    0.59m
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Geraldton issued at Thu, July 30 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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