The Eighty Mile Beach section (WA 1965) extends for 30 km from near Wallal Downs and the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park to the next tidal creek near Worroo Well. The southern end of this beach is the most publicly accessible and utilised section of the entire beach, and visited... Read more
The Eighty Mile Beach section (WA 1965) extends for 30 km from near Wallal Downs and the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park to the next tidal creek near Worroo Well. The southern end of this beach is the most publicly accessible and utilised section of the entire beach, and visited by thousands of people annually. The large beachfront caravan park (Fig. 4.416) is located 10 km due north of the highway. It provides accommodation, camp sites and basic facilities, as well as easy access to the beach for pedestrians, vehicles and small boats. The beach along this section is typical of the system, with a shell rich, moderately steep, 30 m wide high tide beach fronted by a 200 m wide upper intertidal, then a very low gradient lower intertidal extending several hundred metres seaward (Fig. 4.417). It is backed at the caravan park by a series of well developed foredunes extending 500 m inland. These widen and become discontinuous to the northeast, reaching 3 km in width at the eastern end of the beach section. As they widen a broad interdune depression dominate the back barrier area. At Mandora homestead towards the eastern end of the section the entire backbarrier depression is 6 km wide. This section of beach has also experienced easterly longshore sand transport, both to produce the splaying foredune ridges, as well as a 4 km long series of recurved spits at have deflected the eastern creek that distance longshore.Read less
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.