Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
Sapphire Beach trends south-southwest from Green Bluff for 2.3 km to 30 m high White Bluff, which is backed by the Sapphire Beach settlement. The beach faces southeast, but has slightly lower waves than adjacent Moonee, owing to the presence of Split Solitary Island, lying 2.5 km off White Bluff. The beach however still has a double bar system, with up to ten rips cutting across the inner bar, with the outer bar at times attaching to the inner producing stronger rips. Access is from Moonee Beach in the north, and a beachfront caravan park in the south, where a small parking area with picnic facilities is provided below the Sapphire Beach residential area.
A potentially hazardous rip-dominated beach. Best in the south where it is patrolled during the Christmas holidays.
Usually receives most swell, with beach breaks depending on shape of bars.
Shifting gutters are usually present along the beach, which are fished for whiting, bream, mulloway and tailor.
- Formal parking area