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Best Surf Breaks/Beaches in the Margaret River Region

It is impossible to think about the Margaret River region without thinking about beaches. World renowned for crystal clear waters, amazing surf, exquisite white sands, sand dunes, rock formations, and some of the most amazing ocean creatures anywhere on earth.

From cape to cape, from north to south, Margaret River is home to more than 130 beaches. Some are secluded, private areas, some are bustling family fun spots, some are alive with swimmers and fishermen, and some are among the world’s best surf breaking locations.

The Best Margaret River Surf Beaches

Horseracing may be the sport of kings, but when it comes to water sports, surfing is the activity of dare-devil aficionados. But, not everyone is ready to, or even wants to, take on those monster 8 feet or more of breaks.

Just being able to paddle out and ride back to shore on moderate breaks can be the thrill of a lifetime. And, there are plenty of surf breaking beaches up and down the coastline of Margaret River. To help you find that pristine surf break beach to match your surfing confidence, the following recommendations are listed according to wave and surfing skills, with some surf waves being suitable for more than one skill level of surfing.

Best Surf Break/Beaches in Margaret River for Beginners:

  1. Redgate Beach: Located in Calgardup Bay just off of Redgate Road. The summer is the best time for beginners when the water is warm and the swells are calmer. The beach is home to the Island of Rocks with exposed ancient granite, coastal dunes and amazing bluffs. Beginners can take advantage of the surfing school located at this beach. Redgate Beach, Redgate Road, Redgate WA 6286 is a 40 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to Redgate Beach: Drive south on State Route 10/Bussell Highway for 27 km. Turn onto Boodjidup Road and drive 13 km to Redgate Road.
  2. Contos Beach: This beach boasts a reef break, blue waters, white sands, and towering headlands. The water is ideal for both swimming and for beginner surfing. The beach is officially referred to as Conto’s Spring and is located on Conto Road, Boranup WA 6286, a 50 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to Contos Beach: Drive south on State Route 10/Bussell Highway for 27 km. Turn onto Boodjidup Road and drive 20 km to Caves Road, then turn onto Cave Road and follow it to Conto Road.
  3. Boranup Beach: An exquisite beach with miles of sandy surface that can be driven on with 4WD vehicles. The surf breaks range from mild to powerful, so beginners can take advantage of the smaller waves. It’s also well known for fishing (as seen below). Boranup Beach is located on Grace Road, Boranup WA 6286, an hour’s drive from Forest Rise. Directions to Boranup Beach: Drive south on State Route 10/Bussell Highway for 55.8 km, turn onto Caves Road and drive 10.5 km to Grace Road.

Boranup Beach near Margaret River

Best Surf Break/Beaches in Margaret River for Intermediate Surfers:

  1. South Point Beach: The waves at this location are perfect for both beginners and intermediate surfers. Parking is available with a short walk to the beach. South Point is located on Cowaramup Bay Road in Gracetown, WA 6284, a 30 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to South Point Beach: Follow Yelverton Road for 11.1 km to Wilyabrup, then turn right onto Metricup Road and follow it for 2.4 km, then turn left onto Caves Roads and drive 8.9 km to Cowaramup Bay Road, then drive 5.6km to South Point.
  2. Moses Rock Beach: The surf break at this stunning beach is gentle and appropriate for both beginners and intermediate surfers. Parking is available with a short walk to the beach. Moses Rock Beach is located on Moses Rock Road in Wilyabrup WA 6280, a 16 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to Moses Rock Beach: Follow Yelverton Road for 15.3 km to Wilyabrup, and then onto Moses Rock Road.
  3. Yallingup Main Break Beach: The surf break at this beach can be beginner friendly, but is more suitable for intermediate surfers. The beach is also good for swimming and snorkeling, and there is a dog walking area from the Dawson Street steps to the car park. Yallingup Main Break is part of the Yallingup Beach, located on Yallingup Beach Road in Yallingup WA 6282, a 23 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to Yallingup Main Break Beach: Follow Yelverton Road to Caves Road, then drive 23.2 km on Caves Road, and then turn left onto Yallingup Beach Road.

Best Surf Break/Beaches in Margaret River for Experienced Surfers:

  1. Surfers Point Beach: Without any question, this beach is the pinnacle of surf breaking in all of the Margaret River region, and it is where the world’s best surfers compete in the International Margaret River Drug Aware Pro. The waves in this location can easily reach 20 to 25 feet and recommended for the more experienced surfers. Surfers Point Beach is located on Surfers Point Road in Prevelly WA 6285, a 32 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to Surfers Point Beach: Drive 34.7 km on State Route 10/Bussell Highway, then turn right onto Wallcliffe Road, continue on this road for 3.3km to Surfers Point Road.
  2. Main Break Beach: One of the most renowned beaches in Margaret River, it is also referred to as The Point and where the annual Margaret River Pro tournament occurs. The waves are high and the breaking is h2. This beach is for the experienced surfer. The Main Break Beach is located on Surfers Point Road in Prevelly WA 6285, a 32 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to Main Break Beach: Drive 34.7 km on State Route 10/Bussell Highway, then turn right onto Wallcliffe Road, continue on this road for 3.3km to Surfers Point Road.
  3. North Point Beach: The waves at this location are very heavy and surf breaking is 8+ feet, being a drawing point for world class professional surfers. When conditions are not ideal for the Margaret River Pro tournament, the event is moved to North Point. Parking is available with a short walk to the beach. North Point is located on Cowaramup Bay Road in Gracetown, WA 6284, a 30 minute drive from Forest Rise. Directions to North Point Beach: Follow Yelverton Road for 11.1 km to Wilyabrup, then turn right onto Metricup Road and follow it for 2.4 km, then turn left onto Caves Roads and drive 8.9 km to Cowaramup Bay Road, then drive 3.7km to North Point.


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