Gnarabup (s) - Beach in Gnarabup Augusta-Margaret River WA - SLS Beachsafe

Gnarabup (s) WA

Beach WA 657 extends north from the northern side of Grunters Beach for 900 m to the southern boundary with Gnarabup Beach. It is backed by continuous 30-40 m high vegetated calcarenite bluffs, fronted by a 10-15 m high foredune. The beach extends in two arcs along the base of... Read more

Beach WA 657 extends north from the northern side of Grunters Beach for 900 m to the southern boundary with Gnarabup Beach. It is backed by continuous 30-40 m high vegetated calcarenite bluffs, fronted by a 10-15 m high foredune. The beach extends in two arcs along the base of the bluffs, with shallow reefs extending a few hundred metres offshore. Waves break over the southern reefs (Grunters), while at the shore calm conditions usually prevail. There is access from the blufftop car parks at either end, while the national park terminates that the northern end of the beach.

Swimming

Margaret River beach is (WA 660) the more popular swimming beach and is relatively safe under normal conditions. However watch the rip against the southern rocks, and the shorebreak when waves exceed 1 m Gnarabup Beach (WA 658) usually has low waves lapping against the steep beach.

Surfing

Margaret River produces one of the world’s great lefts on the inner and outer reef, the outer reef holding waves to several metres high. During average swell conditions there is also a shorter right across the inner reef. The river mouth beach can also produces a dumpy shore break.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Gnarabup, WA 6285

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0657

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • High surf
    High surf
  • Beach Rips
    Beach Rips
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Unstable cliffs
    Unstable cliffs
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • Fires Prohibited
  • Dogs Allowed

Shark Alert

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

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Supported by

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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