Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
At the southern end of Saltwater Creek Beach, the steep, vegetated slopes reach the sea and the coast trends south-east. Running along the base of the ranges is a strip of sand, interspersed with small, rocky outcrops. Beaches 742 and 743 occupy the first 3 km of the rocky coast. Beach 742 consists of six near-continuous high tide strips of sand, separated by small, rocky headlands of varying sizes, with some rocks scattered along the beaches and exposed at low tide. A larger headland separates it from Beach 743, which consists of two small pocket beaches, totalling about 600 m in length. Neither beach has any access or development.
The two beaches are composed of the coarse, granitic sand that produces a steep high tide beach, fronted by a flatter low tide beach about 30 m wide, with rocks outcropping along the beaches. If approaching the beaches by boat at high tide, beware of the submerged rocks.
Two relatively safe beaches, with usually low waves. However, care must be taken of the numerous rocks, particularly at high tide.
Only a small break across the bar at mid to low tide.
Numerous good spots on the many rocks along the beaches and headlands.
Two natural beaches backed by steep, densely vegetated slopes and fringed by rocks.