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

Saturday 21, Oct 10:58 pm

Day 33°    Night 22°
19.6°C
Possible shower or storm

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds shifting northwesterly 10 to 15 knots from the north during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

11 am
0.43m
5 am
0.27m
10 pm
0.76m
2 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 25°    Night 15°
Possible shower or storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower south of Geraldton in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Geraldton in the early morning.

Tide

5 am
0.28m
10 pm
0.79m
2 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sun 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Mon 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 3:40 pm
Tue 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 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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