Mueller River South
The Mueller River flows into an elongated lagoon, which crosses the beach toward the western end of Mueller River Beach. The beach begins around the granite rocks from Beach 53 and runs in a broad south-facing arc for 4.5 km to the scattered rocks just past the river mouth.... Read more
The Mueller River flows into an elongated lagoon, which crosses the beach toward the western end of Mueller River Beach. The beach begins around the granite rocks from Beach 53 and runs in a broad south-facing arc for 4.5 km to the scattered rocks just past the river mouth. Past the rocks, Mueller River South Beach continues on for 200 m to another set of rocks.Mueller River can be reached by car on a short gravel road off the (Point Hicks) Lighthouse or Thurra Road. There are small camping and day visitor areas, both located on the western shores of the inlet. It is a short walk over the dune or along the inlet from the road to the beach.The beaches face the south and receive waves averaging 1.5 m. These waves produce a double bar system, with rips cutting the usually detached inner bar every 300 m; then a trough and the outer bar 200 m offshore, which is cut by more widely spaced rips. The South Beach has slightly lower waves, but rocks and reef are present in the surf zone. The entire beach is backed by dunes, which toward the eastern end are very active and have large sandy blowouts up to 2 km long. These blowouts are clearly visible from the river mouth.
The safest place is in the inlet. Only bathe on the beach when waves are low; otherwise stay on the shallow sections of the bars and avoid the rips and longshore trough, as strong currents abound, even on relatively calm days.
Most surfers stay near the river mouth, as it's a long walk to anywhere else. Beach breaks abound, with best conditions occurring during low to moderate swell and northerly winds.
A popular spot with the choice of inlet and beach fishing. Deep gutters are guaranteed; with a few rocks to fish from just west of the usually closed inlet.
An accessible beach with a small, but popular, summer camping area next to the lagoon and beach.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic055