Keatings Headland is a 15 m high, 150 m long rock point, with beach NSW 623 trending south of the rocks for 350 m to the next rocky point. The beach has rocks outcropping in the centre and along the southern half of the beach, with waves averaging 1 m maintaining permanent rips at each end. It is backed by bluffs in the north and a foredune along the southern half. Moorhead Beach (NSW 624) curves southeast of the rocks for 780 m to the western entrance wall of the Bermagui River (Fig. 4.405). The walls were built in 1958, with the beach stabilising and developing a foredune since then. Today it is backed by a continuous foredune, and the Bermagui Flora and Fauna Reserve, an area of wetlands and low dunes. The beach receives increasing protection to the east with usually a continuous low tide terrace. However a permanent rip flows out against the northern rocks, and it is exposed to summer northerly conditions.
Beach Length: 0.3km
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