Geraldton Back Beach - Beach in Tarcoola Beach Geraldton-Greenough WA - SLS Beachsafe

Geraldton Back Beach

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Geraldton Back Beach (WA 1081) is the site of the Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club and is patrolled on summer weekends. The beach begins at the Southgate Dunes and runs northwest as Tarcoola Beach for 4 km, before it swings round to face south by Separation Point, with the last... Read more

Geraldton Back Beach (WA 1081) is the site of the Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club and is patrolled on summer weekends. The beach begins at the Southgate Dunes and runs northwest as Tarcoola Beach for 4 km, before it swings round to face south by Separation Point, with the last 2 km called Back Beach.This can be a very hazardous beach as it's exposed to southerly ocean swells with waves averaging over 1 m, and occasionally reaching 2 to 3 m on the more open Tarcoola section where they maintain a continuous bar cut by rips every few hundred meters. The southern and Back beaches sections are a little more protected with a usually continuous bar free of rips with two small patches of reefs also along Back Beach.The Club was founded in 1930, following the development of a swimming club in 1918 and Swimming and Surf Life Saving Club in 1926. The original clubhouse was lost to beach erosion and demolished in 1967. The present club sits in a large foreshore reserve on Mahomets Flats between Tarcoola and Back beaches.The Brand Highway parallels the beach 400 m inland, with several access points and car parks along Glendenning and Willcock drives which back the reserve.

Swimming

This is an exposed and at time rip dominated beach so be careful if swimming here. Swim at the surf club and in the patrolled area.

Surfing

There are numerous beach breaks the length of the beach with the larger waves along the northern part of Tarcoola Beach.

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Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Beach exposure
Long beach
Long beach
Structure
Structure
Uneven ground
Uneven ground

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Informal parking area
Playground
Shade
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Shelters
Toilets
Power supply
Lookout
Park
Picnic
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Vehicles
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
Friday, 20 Sep 3:12

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.


Tarcoola Beach, WA 6530
Length: 0.01km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: wa1081
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