Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
To the west of Agnes Island is an open, 3 km wide, north facing bay. It contains four beaches, all bordered by prominent headlands and backed by steeply rising, densely vegetated slopes, with the 1000 m high peak called The Thumb just 2 km to the west of the main beach. There is no development and no vehicle access to any of the beaches.
Beach 815 is protected by two headlands that extend almost 500 m seaward of this 500 m long north-east facing beach. Within this well-protected embayment is a narrow high tide beach backed by a low foredune. It is fronted by a bar/sand flats, up to 100 m wide, and then a fringing coral reef. A small creek drains out across the western end of the beach with a few mangroves in the creek.
These beaches all receive moderate protection form the Trades, with waves usually less than 0.5 m high and rips usually absent. They are best at high tide, with rocks and reefs causing some problems at low tide.
The best spots are usually in the creek mouths and off the rocks at high tide, or from a boat over the coral and rock reefs.
Four natural beaches offering a variety of scenery and usually low wave to calm conditions.