Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean. Easily accessed, only a few kilometres outside Denmark along Ocean Beach Road.
Ocean Beach is Denmark's home-beach.
As you travel along Ocean Beach Road the Ocean Beach Lookout is signposted to the left, with the main car park shortly thereafter above the Surf Lifesaving Club.
The beach is a very popular surfing spot and a great place to learn to surf. From the lookout you'll see how good the waves are. This is a safe beach to learn to surf.
Walking along the beach to the east you will either find a sand-bar taking you to the Nullaki peninsula... or an open channel from the Wilson Inlet (right) where the dark waters pour into the ocean. It depends on what time of year you visit!
Ocean Beach is a must-visit while in Denmark. Take a deep breath of the beautiful, clean fresh air coming off the Southern Ocean.
Ocean Beach is the best surf location in and around Denmark, Western Australia.
The Lifesaving Club & the Wilson Inlet from the lookout.
Ocean Beach closes the Wilson Inlet each year.
Ocean Beach is extremely popular because it's just beautiful! Also, the shallow waters and sand bar make it a popular swimming location on the coast. Thankfully the Denmark Surf Life Saving Club patrolls the beach!
For much of the year Ocean Beach stretches the lengh of the bay onto Nullaki Peninsula, separating the Wilson Inlet from the ocean. This lengthens the beach considerably making is a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the sea air.
Mike is an accredited instructor in surfing and bases his ocean awareness on the twenty years teaching surfing at Ocean Beach and around the world. He is based in Denmark, Western Australia. With only a phone call away Mike's wave-trailer can get you a Board and Wetsuit Hire or book a Surf Lesson any time of the year. The real surfing season is from Oct to June. The rest of the year is wild and wet, but Mike is available for advanced surfing experiences. Do you want to maximise your efficiency in the lineup? Mike says "Let's go play in the rip." South Coast Surfing Lessons also travels to Bremer Bay to do group lessons at Blossoms Beach. We can rock up to your beach for private or large group lessons such as school camps or comparable events. Bookings Required, visit our website below.
The Denmark Surf Life Saving Club (DSLSC) has "a long and proud history of making sure that our beach patrons are well looked after". For more visit: denmarksurf.com.au
The southern end of Ocean Beach
Above is Ocean Beach from the northern end, with the Surfing and Lifesaving Club visible on the headland.
Sometimes the water flows from the inlet into a receeding tide, making the surfice smoothe as satin. This happens only when the channel is open.
Ocean Beach, Denmark, Western Australia
From the Prawn Rock look-out there are fantastic views of the beach surf as well as the calm darker waters of the Wilson Inlet (below). Flocks of pelicans can usually be seen fishing at the base of the Wilson Inlet.
On the way to Ocean Beach, consider stopping of at Prawn Rock Channel, especially on a nice sunny day.
The best place to find information about Surfing at Ocean Beach is from Mike Neunuebel, surfing instructor at South Coast Surfing Lessons. www.southcoastsurfinglessons.com.au Here's a great video about learning to surf at Ocean Beach from Mike's Facebook Profile:
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