Meerup - Beach in Meerup Manjimup WA - SLS Beachsafe

Meerup WA

Meerup beach (WA 581) trends straight northwest from the northern rocks of Black Head for 10 km to the shifting and often deflected mouth of the Meerup River. The small river has to drain through 5 km of high dunes, rising to 190 m to reach the shore. The beach... Read more

Meerup beach (WA 581) trends straight northwest from the northern rocks of Black Head for 10 km to the shifting and often deflected mouth of the Meerup River. The small river has to drain through 5 km of high dunes, rising to 190 m to reach the shore. The beach receives waves averaging 2-2.5 m, which break over an outer bar located 500 m offshore, and an inner bar cut by rips every 500 m and usually detached from the shore. These are backed by a continuous 1 km wide deflation basin, then the Meerup Dunes, which include active dunes (Fig. 4.121) extending up to 7 km to the west and to heights of 235 m as well as vegetated Pleistocene dunes up to 15 km inland. The only access track is via the Summertime Track to Black Head.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Meerup, WA 6262

Length:
10km

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

Beach Key:
 wa0581

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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