Ocean Beach, Ocean Beach Road, Denmark
Denmark’s beautiful Ocean Beach is a popular surfing spot and part of Ratcliffe Bay, located about 5km south of the town centre. The beach is surrounded to the east by the Nullaki Peninsula and Wilson Head to the west. The Wilson Inlet is contained by a semi-permanent sandbar forming part of Ocean Beach, although a bar channel which moves along the beach seasonally often exists too.
Ocean Beach is patrolled during the summer, with a lifeguard on duty for the school summer holidays. Swimming between the flags at the base of the Surf Life Saving Club is recommended. The beach has a large car park located between the Sea Rescue and the Surf Lifesaving Club and a pathway with toilets and showers on the way. Surf lessons are available at the beach.
Bruce Brown’s seminal 1966 documentary surf movie, The Endless Summer was partly filmed at Ocean Beach.
Ocean Beach is usually empty during the week and is suitable for all surfers, regardless of experience. The normal length of waves are 50m to 150m, while on a good day, waves can be 150m to 300m long. Swell starts working at 1.5m - 2m and holds up to 5m and over.