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Burgess Beach (NSW 199) is a 300 m long beach located around the headland and 500 m southeast of One Mile. It faces east-northeast and is moderately protected from southeast waves by Cape Hawke, located 3 km to the southeast. The beach is bordered by southeast-trending sandstone points and backed by densely vegetated bluffs rising to 20 m, northern and central car parks with stairs down to the beach, then a road with residential housing behind. Waves average 1 m with the beach ranging between a continuous low tide bar and reflective conditions, with linear rock ridges dominating the northern half.
Beach Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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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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Formal parking area
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