Gnarabup Beach - Beach in Prevelly Augusta-Margaret River WA - SLS Beachsafe

Gnarabup Beach WA

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.

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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Information

About

Prevelly, WA 6285

Length:
1.8km

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

Beach Key:
 wa0658

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

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  • Other facilities

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • Fires Prohibited

Shark Alert

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

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Government of Western Australia

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 6:57 pm

Day 25°    Night 12°
18.3°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin during the day. Winds tending southerly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.22m
10 pm
0.84m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 23°    Night 11°
Possible shower developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
0.25m
10 pm
0.82m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 13th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:40 pm

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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