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Pretty Point is a crenulate 20 m high headland that protrudes 700 m to the east, with two beaches located either side. The northern side of the point contains Pretty Point Bay, a 450 m wide sheltered north to northeast-facing rocky bay. Tucked in its western corner is a 40 m long pocket of sand (NSW 544), bordered by extensive rock platforms, together with reefs filling much of the bay. Waves are lowered to less than 0.5 m and maintain a steep reflective beach. Access is limited to street parking at the back of the bay. As the road rounds the rear of Pretty Point you catch a glimpse of McKenzies Beach (NSW 545). To reach the beach (also known as Bracken), requires a sharp turn into the small car park behind the beach. This is an undeveloped beach with a low-grassed foredune, a small creek crossing the southern end and rock platforms running out along both headlands. It is 260 m long and faces the east-southeast, with waves averaging 1 m. The beach face is steep and composed of coarse sand and cobbles, which are covered by sand during periods of lower waves, while the attached bar is flat and composed of fine sand (Fig. 4.379). When waves exceed 1 m rips start to flow out against the boundary rocks, and at times form a central rip.
Beach Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10

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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.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area




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