Margaret River Mouth Beach
Western Australia, Margaret River
The closest patrolled beach to the town of Margaret River can be good for learning to surf in the whitewater during small wave days, otherwise like many other spots on this coast, when the waves are big, Margaret River Mouth Beach can be treacherous for beginner surfers as the waves dump with a lot of energy on shallow sandbars.
Shifting rights and lefts rise up quickly out of deep water and break over shallow sandbars that are broken up by rips. The waves break close to shore, so whitewater rides are short. Attempting to catch the steep green waves here will often lead to plenty of nose dives, so beginner surfers should stick to a sandbar that is attached to the beach and catch the whitewater. Avoid the rips, especially at the southern end of the beach.
Along with Redgate Beach this spot is suitable for learning to surf only on small wave days. So during bigger swells check out down the coast at Hamelin Bay (best on south to east winds) or Duke Head at Augusta (best on west to north winds) for easier surf conditions. Up north inside Geographe Bay is Bunker Bay and other beaches where shelter can be found from bigger swells and south winds.
Good Wind Direction
Best on North to East winds.
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small South to West to North swells.
- Rip Currents
- Marine Life
Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.
Located out at Surfers Point car park to the south of Margaret River Mouth.
There are a couple of cafes at Prevelly to the south, otherwise head into the centre of Margaret River for a wide range of food options, shops and services.