The main Lucky Bay beach (WA 132) commences on the western side of the granite finger and trends for 3.4 km to the northwest, before spiraling round to finally face east in lee of the 80 m high western headland The beach is initially exposed to waves averaging over 1.5... Read more
The main Lucky Bay beach (WA 132) commences on the western side of the granite finger and trends for 3.4 km to the northwest, before spiraling round to finally face east in lee of the 80 m high western headland The beach is initially exposed to waves averaging over 1.5 m which maintain a 100 m wide surf zone, cut by several strong beach rips. Along the western kilometre of beach waves decrease with a continuous bar narrowing (Fig. 4.33). and becoming reflective in the western corner. The beach is backed by a relative stable well vegetated 10 m high foredune with one area of instability at the northern apex of the bay. These are backed by well vegetated transgressive dunes that extend up to 3 km inland, climbing the lower slopes of Mississippi Hill in the east. The main car park and camping area is located on the slopes above the western corner, with the beach also used to launch small coast and provide 4WD access along the shore to the remainder of the beach. Water seeps out of the western rocks and drains across the beach.
The western corner is the safest spot, with usually low waves, no rips and a shallow bar. Be careful toward the centre of the bay where higher waves and strong rips dominate.
The centre of the bay usually has beach breaks across the bars and rips.
This is a popular destination for boat fishers who launch off the beach, together with beach fishing in the central rips, and rock fishing off the granite boulders than form the headlands. Beware on the rocks however as waves have washed fishers off.
An attractive crescentic bay with white beaches and usually clear sparkling water and surf. A popular camping and fishing spot. Thistle Cove has a 600 m wide entrance between two 100 m high granite headlands, the eastern headland shared with Lucky Bay. The cove opens to a 1.2 km wide bay containing two moderately protected beaches (WA 133 & 134). Access is via a road terminating at a small car park at the eastern end of the main beach.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: wa0132
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