Dongara - Beach in Dongara Irwin WA - SLS Beachsafe

Dongara WA

Dongara beach (WA 1066) is the main ocean beach for Dongara and located at the end of the town’s main street. It is also known as Ocean or Town beach. Dongara/Denison Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 2004 and patrols Town Beach.The beach faces west and curves for... Read more

Dongara beach (WA 1066) is the main ocean beach for Dongara and located at the end of the town’s main street. It is also known as Ocean or Town beach. Dongara/Denison Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 2004 and patrols Town Beach.The beach faces west and curves for 800 m between reef-attached sand forelands. The boundary and offshore reefs lower waves to lees than 1 m, which usually maintain a steep reflective beach to each end, with at times a central low tide terrace where the waves are highest.A dune reserve runs the length of the beach with the Dongara caravan park at the southern end next to the main car park and beach access. A crayfish factory is located behind the centre, with houses backing the northern half.

Swimming

The safest swimming in Dongara is at the harbour beach clear of the boat launching area. It also has the best facilities. South Beach has the best surf, though rips are present, while Surf and Dongara beaches, while they have lower waves can have a heavy shorebreak and deep water right off the beach.

Surfing

South Beach has the most consistent surf and the best beach and some reef breaks, with good access if you have a 4WD vehicle. The Point itself, known as Dension, also has some heavier reef breaks, while conditions at Surf and Dongara beaches can range from calm to reasonable beach and reef breaks.

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Dongara Denison SLSC

Information

About

Dongara, WA 6525

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa1066

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Weather

Monday 29, May 11:10 pm

Day 26°    Night 10°
14.4°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

9 am
0.98m
7 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 28°    Night 12°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

9 am
0.94m
8 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:20 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:20 pm
Tue 30th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:20 pm
Wed 31st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:10 pm
Thu 1st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:20 pm

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.

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