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Bar Beach (NSW 597) is an 850 m long east-northeast-facing beach that extends from the low Kianga Point to the northern training wall of Wagonga Inlet. This is a relatively new beach, which until the 1970s bordered the natural mouth of the inlet. In order to assist the fishing fleet and other craft cross the Narooma Bar the internal entrance walls were extended between 1976 and 1980. The new northern wall cut the beach in two (Fig. 4.396). The northern part, called Bar Beach, is exposed to waves, while the southern part lies inside the entrance walls. Bar Beach has since built 100 m seaward against the entrance wall. The beach is backed by a low foredune and a small swamp at the northern end. A road backs the beach, with three car parks including the southern, next to the entrance wall. The beach is well exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m which maintain a deep permanent rip against the wall, usually 2-3 central beach rips and a permanent rip against Kainga Point.
Beach Length: 0.75km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10

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