North Haven beach (233) is the product of a major redevelopment of the northern part of the Adelaide coast. In the 1980’s North Haven Marina development excavated a large marine behind the beach, with two breakwaters to protect the entrance. The North Haven Beach is now located between the northern breakwater and the older breakwater for Adelaide’s Outer Harbour (Figs. 4.77 & 4.78). The 1.2 km long beach is wedged between the two breakwaters and has been slowly building seaward. Residential development backs the beach, with the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club, a large car park and dunes occupying the beachfront.The beach faces southwest, and is composed of fine sand, which together with the low waves, usually less than 0.5 m, produced a wide, flat firm beach, and wide shallow bar attached to the beach.
Pippi Beach (NSW 44) is Yamba's surfing beach. There is good access, parking and a reserve at the northern end, though few facilities other than a toilet block, with an aboriginal community behind the centre and crown land to the south. The beach faces southeast and extends for 1.6 km from Yamba to Barri points. It receives waves averaging 1.6 m, which maintain a double bar system. The inner bar is usually attached and either continuous or cut by rips every 200-300 m. A deep trough and outer bar lie outside the first break. The northern end is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer holidays.
Holloway Beach is one of three beaches that form the northern shoreline of the Barron River delta. The beach is very much part of the delta, with Richters and Barr Creeks forming the northern and southern boundaries of the 2.5 km long beach. The beach and backing settlement is, in fact, surrounded by creeks and mangrove flats associated with the delta. The beach lies 5 km off the highway and is backed for the most part by residential development, with good road access the length of the beach.The beach faces north-east and is composed of medium sand that produces a relatively steep high tide beach, fronted by a low tide bar. The bar grades into the very extensive intertidal flats toward the two creek mouths.