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On the southern side of the Beecroft Peninsula between Point Perpendicular and Dart Point are five small beaches (NSW 409-413), all grouped within the 1 km wide Boat Harbour embayment and backed by densely vegetated slopes rising to 50 m. In the eastern corner of the harbour at the mouth of Bream Creek is a 30 m long south-facing beach (NSW 409), which is backed by a low sandy berm and small lagoon. The beach and its cove are protected from most waves and the ruins of an old boat shed and fishing shack lie on the rocks opposite the beach. It provides a safe anchorage for small craft and a quiet swimming spot. Deeper within the larger embayment and 500 m to the west are two small beaches. The first (NSW 410) is a 40 m long steep reflective beach that faces southwest across the 500 m wide inner harbour. The second (NSW 411) is 80 m long and faces south, exposing it to low swell which maintains a narrow bar. Immediately to the west is Target Beach (NSW 412), a 280 m long beach that faces southeast then east and receives sufficient swell through the heads to maintain rips against each of the headlands, particularly during bigger swell. Target lies at the mouth of Duck Creek, which maintains a 300 m long sandy mouth behind the eastern half of the beach, while largely vegetated sand dunes blanket the backing slopes (Fig. 332). One kilometre south of Target Beach on the southwest point between Longnose and Dart points is a 200 m long steep reflective beach (NSW 413), facing due south but protected from high waves by the points and a reef extending off Longnose Point. Once inside the reef this beach offers reasonable anchorage for small craft.
Beach Length: 0.04km
General Hazard Rating: 3/11

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