Nanarup Beach - Beach in Nanarup Albany WA - SLS Beachsafe

Nanarup Beach WA

Nanarup Beach (WA 382) commences 100 m to the west and curves slightly west-southwest for 4.2 km to the usually closed mouth of Taylor Inlet. The first 1 km of beach has scattered beachrock reef lying 50 to 100 m offshore, which combine with the high waves to produce a... Read more

Nanarup Beach (WA 382) commences 100 m to the west and curves slightly west-southwest for 4.2 km to the usually closed mouth of Taylor Inlet. The first 1 km of beach has scattered beachrock reef lying 50 to 100 m offshore, which combine with the high waves to produce a crenulate shoreline with three strong permanent rips. As the reefs cease, the waves maintain a 100 m wide rip-dominated surf zone, that extends to the inlet, with waves decreasing slightly to the east. The beach is backed by scarped 30-40 high calcarenite bluffs in the east and unstable foredune and blowouts in the west, with vegetated and active dunes transgressing up to 3 km inland. There is vehicle access via Nanarup and along the western shore of the inlet to the inlet mouth, with 4WD access to the firm low gradient beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Nanarup, WA 6330

Length:
4.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0382

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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Government of Western Australia

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.

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