Dawson Island lies 500 m to the south and 100 m offshore. It is backed by a sandy salient with two small beaches to either side, and steep vegetated slopes rising behind. The northern side of the salient (NSW 503) is a 210 m long east-facing beach moderately sheltered by the island and associated reefs, with waves averaging about 1 m. These maintain a reflective to low tide terrace, sandy beach over a cobble base, with rips only present during bigger seas. Under normal conditions it provides a reasonable temporary anchorage. The northern 150 m of the beach is narrow and hard up against the slopes. It widens into the salient with a small foredune behind. The southern side of the salient (NSW 504) continues for 120 m, narrowing toward the next section of rocky shore. While it faces southeast it is also moderately sheltered by the island and reefs, with waves usually less than 1 m and reflective to low tide terrace beach.
Beach Length: 0.3km
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