Seven Mile Beach (NSW 204) is actually 9.7 km (6.5 mile) long and trends southwest then south from Cape Hawke to Flat Rock Point, which is backed by 169 m high Booti Hill. All of the beach and dunes, apart from the Tiona Sundowner tourist park in the south, are part of Booti Booti National Park. The beach is backed by dunes ranging from a few hundred metres to a kilometre wide and then the extensive Wallis Lake. The Lakes Way road runs the full length of the beach with good access and car parking against the northern headland, and in the centre at 'Santa Barbara', and south where picnic and camping areas are provided at 'The Ruins'.
The beach faces the east-southeast and receives waves averaging 1.6 m and has a rip-dominated inner bar, which is usually detached, with rips every 300-400 m separated by a trough and outer bar with more widely spaced rips (Fig. 4.114). In addition strong permanent rips form against both headlands.
Beach Length: 9.7km
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