Ratcliffe Bay (2) - Beach in Ocean Beach Denmark WA - SLS Beachsafe

Ratcliffe Bay (2) WA

Beach WA 443 commences 100 m to the west and is a curving, double crenulate 2 km long beach. It is attached to a beachrock reef and calcarenite headland in the east, with a smaller reef inducing a central foreland, then sand extending to the variable mouth of Wilson Inlet... Read more

Beach WA 443 commences 100 m to the west and is a curving, double crenulate 2 km long beach. It is attached to a beachrock reef and calcarenite headland in the east, with a smaller reef inducing a central foreland, then sand extending to the variable mouth of Wilson Inlet in the west, where the beach curves round to face southeast as a bare sand spit. Usually 4-5 large beach rips dominate the 150-200 m wide surf zone. Two active blowouts and vegetated longwalled parabolics back the beach and extend up to 2.5 km northeast to Wilson Inlet.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Ocean Beach, WA 6333

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0443

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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