On the southern side of Flat Rock Point is a 500 m wide southeast-facing rock-bordered embayment containing the two Myrtle beaches (NSW 517 & 518), which can be accessed from the Flat Rock track or directly from the Coast Road. Between the point and rocks 500 m to the south are two beaches, both facing southeast but afforded some protection from north through east waves from the northern point and island that extend 600 m seaward.
The main northern beach (NSW 517) is a slightly curving 280 m long sand beach, that faces southeast and receives waves averaging just over 1 m. These produce an attached bar with 2-3 rips forming during higher waves, but often calm during easterly conditions. A small lagoon and creek back the centre of the beach. Around the 70 m long boundary rocks is the second narrow, 260 m long beach (NSW 518), which is composed of sand and cobbles, and fronted shallow reef and rocks, and unsuitable for swimming. Myrtle does produce some surf during low to moderate south swell and particularly north winds.
Beach Length: 0.25km
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