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Dongara

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
wa1066
State/Region:
WA Dongara
Post Code:
6525
Length:
0.8km
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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:03

     

    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: 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

      Sat, 27 Aug 10:00 am

      GERALDTON AIRPO (33 km)


      Showers.
      16.90 °C
      W/20 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SatSunMonTueWedThu
      19° 17° 17° 19° 19° 20°

      WATER

      19

      Issued at Fri, 26 Aug 12:04

      SWELL FORECAST

      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        24 km/h
        2.2m
      • SW
        25 km/h
        2.3m
      • S
        25 km/h
        3.9m
      • S
        26 km/h
        3.1m
      • SE
        14 km/h
        1.9m
      • S
        17 km/h
        1.6m
      • NE
        13 km/h
        1.3m
      • WNW
        15 km/h
        1.6m

      Dongara issued at Fri, 26 Aug 22:13

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore south of Geraldton during the morning.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2.5 metres.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        05:14
        0.82m
      • low
        15:23
        0.32m

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      Geraldton issued at Sat, 27 Aug 12:57

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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