Downes Island (w) - Beach in Port Hedland Port Hedland WA - SLS Beachsafe

Downes Island (w)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Downes Island is a 3 km long calcarenite barrier island, with two sandy beaches occupying part of its northern shore and with no vehicle access The 0.5-1 km wide island is backed by 6 km of inner barriers encased in mangroves and inner salt flats. Beach WA 1892 is located... Read more

Downes Island is a 3 km long calcarenite barrier island, with two sandy beaches occupying part of its northern shore and with no vehicle access The 0.5-1 km wide island is backed by 6 km of inner barriers encased in mangroves and inner salt flats. Beach WA 1892 is located along the western shore of the island and faces west towards Weerdee Island and Oyster Inlet. The beach is 200 m long with a small calcarenite outcrop at the southern end, and a low narrow mangrove-fringed point at the northern end. Tidal flats extend 500 m off the beach and into the inlet. Beach WA 1893 commences 500 m to the east and occupies 1.4 km of the northern shore of the island. It is a relatively straight, north-facing high tide sandy beach fronted by 300 m wide intertidal rock flats which narrow to the east. It is backed by a moderately active foredune up to 100 m wide then the vegetated core of the island.

Read less

Beach Patrols Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
29°C
Water
32°C
UV Rating
11 / 11
Thursday, 26 Mar 6:11

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.


Port Hedland, WA 6721
Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: wa1892
Government of Western Australia

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

Access more information on www.sharksmart.com.au