• Beaches

Gnarabup Beach

Gnarabup Beach, Western Australia 6285
  • Restaurant or Cafe
  • Walk trails
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Disabled Access
    Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • Fishing & Boating
    Fishing & Boating
  • Free
    Free
  • Scenic Spot
    Scenic Spot
  • Scuba Snorkelling & Diving
    Scuba Snorkelling & Diving
  • Stand Up Paddling & Canoeing
    Stand Up Paddling & Canoeing
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking & Hiking
    Walking & Hiking

Connection to community is the human attraction of Gnarabup Beach. The jetty for fishing and boat launching. The pontoon in summer. Dog walking along the cliff trail through the winter.

The daily meeting of ocean swimmers at resident White Elephant Beach Café all year ‘round. Not so much see and be seen, as come to bare witness to the lives of each other. Everyone is welcome.

Environmentally, this same sense of inclusivity is realised by ocean waters so blue and (mostly) calm that it sometimes feels a dip, here, is an experience of the world’s largest swimming pool. An outer reef breaks the force of the swell.

The inlet cradled between Marmaduke Point and the jetty is an ocean lover’s nursery. This is the site of children’s summer ocean swim classes, after-school jetty jumps, and mid-morning coffees with vivid ocean views.

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7 Days of Summer in the Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 1 x half-day tour Cape Cultural Tours & Koomal Dreaming
  • 1 x half-day tour with Bike Swim Hike Dunsborough
  • 1x 3 hour sail with Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises
  • 1 x half-day tour with Augusta River Tours

Google Reviews

26
Feb
2021
Great place. So nice that you can take your dog on the beach. Very dog friendly here TONY Catlow
23
Feb
2021
Was there when I was young. Very charming. It's been years though. 💗👍🏼 Noelle Leanne
27
Feb
2021
While on our trip to Margaret river, we could help but stop off at gnarabup beach, for a swim 🏊‍♀️ , and our son enjoyed building sand castles . Afterwards we popped to the white elephant for a cold coffee and bite to eat. The staff where very polite but down to earth. In the harsh times where in, every was very respectful of the 1.5m COVID spacing and all using the COVID safe wa app. The food was good and the prices where reasonable. It’s got views on views that money can’t buy. I’ll definitely be returning again to both the beach & white elephant cafe stephen bateman
16
Feb
2021
A beautiful place but beware there can be a rip running between the headland and the reef. I was swimming back south towards the jetty and the headland and a kind man on a surf ski tapped me on the shoulder and told me I was in the rip. It was a clear day with flat water. Im a good swimmer but it certainly took me by surprise. Graham Adams
23
Feb
2020
Great snorkelling beach. Bec F
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