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Margaret River Sports & Outdoors: 4 reviews and 3 photos

  Perfect - Hamelin Bay
by TheWanderingCamel

The breaks along the stretch of coast between Capes Naturaliste and Leeuwin, centering on Margaret River are famous with surfers all over the world but there's a beach for everyone here . Pristine fine white sand and turquoise water - miles and miles of it - not even the most popular beaches are ever crowded and you don't have to go far to find a place you can call your own. Whilst swimming at totally deserted beaches is never advisable - there are strong rips and currents all along this coast, not to mention occasional king waves - there are plenty of places to choose that are safe for children and adults alike.

Some of the best (and my favourites) include

Gnarabup - a sheltered bay, sometimes weedy but with a cafe and changing rooms. Popular with wind surfers.

Gracetown - northfacing bay (unusual on this west coast) - good calm swimming and a good surf break as well.

Hamelin Bay - something for everyone - swimmers, surfers, fishermen, walkers, snorkellers (the bay is known for its stingrays) and maritime historians (no fewer than 8 wrecks lie under the waters here. A shop, good change rooms and a very popular campsite

Equipment: Don't forget the sunscreen and your beach towel

Directions: Gnarabup - 8km west of Margaret River township, take the Walcliffe Road out of town
Gracetown - 10 km north of Margaret River, off Caves Road
Hamelin Bay - 25 km south of town, off Caves Road

Theme: Beach Activities

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 14, 2008
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