On the northern side of Yarra Point the coast curves round to the northern Bumbora Point, with three beaches (BB 3-5) located along this northeastern shore of Yarra Bay. Beach BB 3 commences on the northern side of Yarra Point and trends north for 130 m to a curving rock groyne, built to offer protection to the boat ramp for the Yarra Bay Sailing Club, which is located immediately behind the groyne. The small beach faces west and receives low wave to calm conditions (Fig. 4.253). The main Yarra Bay beach (BB 4) commences at the groyne and curves to the northwest, then west for 650 m to Bumbora Point. The low energy reflective beach is backed by a well-vegetated foredune, then by Yarra Bay Recreation Reserve, the Yarra Bay Bicentennial Park and finally Botany cemetery in the north. There is a large car park and good access in the south, with vehicle access to the beach for launching of sailboats. Beach BB 5 is located in the northern corner of the bay and consists of a 50 m long pocket of south-facing sand wedged in between the rocks of Bumbora Point. In addition a concrete seawall crosses the eastern end of the boundary rocks, and the beginning of the 2 km long Banks (sea) Wall backs the beach and then trends southwest into the bay. This beach and the northern end of Yarra Bay beach can be accessed from the road running along the wall. It is primarily used for fishing.
Beach Length: 0.65km
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