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On the south side Stokes Island is a 300 m long beach (NSW 480) that faces due south and may or may not be attached to the island. It usually has an attached bar with a central rip and rocks at either end of the beach. Just past the southern rocks is 370 m long southeast-facing Sunburnt Beach (NSW 481) that continues south to Termeil Point. It receives slightly higher waves and usually has permanent rips against the boundary rocks, and a shifting central rip cutting the attached bar. These beaches can be accessed from the Sunburnt and Termeil Point car parks, with walk-in camping also behind Sunburnt Beach.
Beach Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 6/11

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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.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area



Topographic rips


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