Gnarabup Beach (WA 658) is the main beach for Prevelly and is accessible at the southern end where there is a large car park and concrete boat ramp. It is 1.6 km long, faces due west, but is protected by near continuous reefs extending up to 500 m offshore which... Read more
Gnarabup Beach (WA 658) is the main beach for Prevelly and is accessible at the southern end where there is a large car park and concrete boat ramp. It is 1.6 km long, faces due west, but is protected by near continuous reefs extending up to 500 m offshore which result in a double crenulate shoreline (Fig. 2.3b). Way out on the reefs is a break off the southern end known as Boat Ramp, and further north The Bombie, both of which hold big swell. Towards the northern end of the beach is another break called Suicides. After negotiating the reefs waves reaching the beach are usually less than 0.5 m, and lap up against the relatively steep beach. High foredunes back the beach with a road and houses behind.
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.
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.Read less
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Marine Wind Warning Summary for 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.