The Gap (w) - Beach in Peaceful Bay Denmark WA - SLS Beachsafe

The Gap (w) WA

The western beach (WA 500) is a steep, slightly curving, 250 m long beach, with waves breaking on the same outer reefs and reforming to break heavily on the shore with a permanent rip running out the western side of the bay. A large blowout extending 500 m to the... Read more

The western beach (WA 500) is a steep, slightly curving, 250 m long beach, with waves breaking on the same outer reefs and reforming to break heavily on the shore with a permanent rip running out the western side of the bay. A large blowout extending 500 m to the northeast backs the beach, together with vegetated transgressive dunes backing both beaches and extending 2 km towards Peaceful Bay. There is 4 WD access to both beaches. Between The Gap and Rame Head are two curving embayments. The first terminates in lee of Herring Rock reefs and contains three beaches (WA 501-503), while the second curves round to Rame Head and contains five beaches (WA 504-508). All are exposed to high waves with considerable rock and reef presence in the surf zone and along the beaches. The entire shoreline is backed by generally vegetated transgressive dunes that have moved up to 2 km inland.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Peaceful Bay, WA 6333

Length:
0.25km

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

Beach Key:
 wa0500

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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