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Gap Beach (NSW 139) is located 1 km to the south in Hat Head National Park and is surrounded by the Smoky Cape Range, with the slopes of 220 m high Little Smoky forming the northern headland. Access is via a steep 4WD track up and over the range to the southern end of the isolated beach. The beach is 900 m in length, faces due east, with the boundary steep headlands, and a small creek in the centre (Fig. 4.73). The beach is exposed, with waves averaging 1.5 m and dominated by rips across the inner and outer bars coupled with permanent rips against the headlands. Under high waves the beach is drained by one large megarip, so beware.
Beach Length: 0.9km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10

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Formal parking area
Formal parking area



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