Owingup (7) - Beach in Parryville Denmark WA - SLS Beachsafe

Owingup (7) WA

Beach WA 487 is a 700 m long southeast-facing sandy beach located in lee of the western gneiss headland. It receives waves averaging 1.5-2 m which break across a 100-150 m wide surf zone, with permanent rips to either end and a central beach rip (Fig. 1.2a). Wave height decreases... Read more

Beach WA 487 is a 700 m long southeast-facing sandy beach located in lee of the western gneiss headland. It receives waves averaging 1.5-2 m which break across a 100-150 m wide surf zone, with permanent rips to either end and a central beach rip (Fig. 1.2a). Wave height decreases slightly to the lee of the headland. It is backed by an unstable foredune, with active blowouts to either end, which periodically feed into a longwalled parabolic that has migrated 2.5 km inland to reach the shores of the Qwingup Swamp. There is a 4 WD track along the western headland. Foul Bay is a curving 9 km wide, south to southeast-facing embayment, occupied by Quarram Beach to the east and the Peaceful Bay beaches to the west, with Irwin Inlet in the centre. The only access to Quarram is via 4 WD tracks in the east, while there is a sealed road to the small Peaceful Bay settlement.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Parryville, WA 6333

Length:
0.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0487

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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