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.
Beach Length: 1.8km
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