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Tura-Short Point beach (NSW 668) curves to the southwest, then south for 3.5 km between Tura Head and Short Point. It is backed by a broad valley in the north, which has been developed since the 1980s as Tura Beach Estate with houses surrounding a central golf course and a well-vegetated foredune behind the beach. A road, car park and beach access is provided toward the southern end of the estate. The southern third of the beach is backed by Back Lagoon, which periodically flows out in the southern corner against Short Point. Short Point has a caravan park, a large car park behind the beach and an extensive grassy headland. The entire beach faces east and receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain a single bar usually attached and cut by rips every 200-300 m. The strongest rips are toward the centre and north, and there are permanent rips against both headlands. Lifeguards patrol the southern corner during the Christmas school holidays.
Beach Length: 3.5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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