Margaret River Mouth

Star 4.7 (292 Google reviews)

There is a sculptural quality to the Rivermouth landscape. This topography moves. As the Margaret River level rises and falls with the movement of seasons and changes in the volumes of water flowing from the catchment some 60 kilometres up river, her banks expand and contract, shaping the surrounding sand banks and altering her course as she spills into the ocean at Rivermouth beach.
The river has a calm, brackish quality at odds with the wild, salt pound of waves dumping on the shore. It’s a contrast played out by the people who come here. Young kids on boogie boards paddling the river. Young guns on short boards racing the wave face as it curls toward rock and shore. Around the closest point, rockpools call to young explorers, looked over by Layla – Russell Sheridan’s vivid sculpture of a woman breastfeeding a baby whale. At the other end of the beach toward Cape Mentelle, day trekkers completing a section of the Cape to Cape track descend to soft sand and a river crossing for the day’s final push.

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Location

Margaret River Mouth

Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.7 (292 Google reviews)
Philma Brollati 28 May 2022

I could spend all day just cruising the beach and looking at cool things

Greg Aylmore 30 December 2021

Ocean side for those who like waves and surfing. River side for little kids and no swimmers.

Addie Milne 30 May 2022

We visited mid morning on a Monday. Car park wasn’t busy, and the view was spectacular! Highly recommend

Jordan Swarts 12 October 2021

Awesome part of scenery - highly recommend visiting this place.