Margaret River Car Park - Beach in Prevelly Augusta-Margaret River WA - SLS Beachsafe

Margaret River Car Park WA

Margaret River Car Park Beach (WA 659) is located below the Margaret River blufftop car park. It is a narrow beach which surfers walk across to enter the channel to paddle out to the main break.The beach curves around the base of the 10-20 m high calcarenite bluffs for... Read more

Margaret River Car Park Beach (WA 659) is located below the Margaret River blufftop car park. It is a narrow beach which surfers walk across to enter the channel to paddle out to the main break.The beach curves around the base of the 10-20 m high calcarenite bluffs for 300 m. It is fronted by intertidal calcarenite platform of varying width, with some open sandy patches. Waves are usually less than 1 m at the shore.However out on the reef wave refracting round and peaking on the reef produce the world famous main break (variously known as Surfers Point/Main Break and Margaret River, which hold lefts up to several metres, and a shorter righthanders known as South Side, which works up to 2 m.

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

Prevelly, WA 6285

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0659

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • Fires Prohibited

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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