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Handkerchief Beach (NSW 604) continues south of the rocks for 930 m to Nangudga Lake mouth, the lake flowing out in lee of the rocks and reefs of Barunga Point, where the beach curves round to face northeast when the lake is closed. It is backed by an 80 m wide foredune, with the caravan park behind the northern half, while the southern half is a spit backed by the meandering entrance to Nangudga Lake, with a picnic area at the tip of the spit. This beach is also well exposed, with a strong rip against the northern rocks, and 2-3 beach rips, while waves decrease into the southern corner. However when the lake is open a channel and tidal shoals dominate this corner.
Beach Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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Formal parking area
Formal parking area



Topographic rips


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