The main Yanchep Lagoon beach (WA 895) extends north from the northern bluff for 300 m. The reef is attached at the southern end, with the beach curving to the east causing the lagoon to widen to the north. While waves are usually low in the lagoon, water rushing over the reef flows northward along the lagoon and out of the deep 50 m wide channel as a permanent rip (Fig. 4.223). Beware of this current if swimming in the channel. The beach is backed by vegetated 15 m high bluffs, a large blufftop car park and kiosk.
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.
Eastmans Beach (T 1234) is located 200 m to the south and is a 100 m long pocket of sand bordered by low rocky points, with sand linking around the southern point to Goftons Beach. A grassy park, footpath, then the trees of the reserve back the beach, with a few boulders scattered across the low tide bar at the southern end. Goftons Beach (T 1235) continues immediately to the south as a 400 m long sandy beach that has prograded up to 100 m seaward at its eastern end against the training wall for the Brid River. The prograded beach is backed by a low grassy foredune with the trees in the reserve marking the original shoreline. The town centre of Bridport lies 200 m south of the beach. The low tide bar widens to 300 m wide river-mouth shoals towards the river mouth, with extensive sand flats exposed at low tide (Fig. 4.280).