Beach NT 174 lies on the western side of the next tidal creek. It consists of a 200 m long strip of sand, backed by casuarina trees, with the small tidal creek running out off the eastern end of the beach and tidal sand shoals extending 500 m into the gulf. Five kilometres further west the bay shore swings to face into the prevailing southeasterly wind, which permit higher wind waves to reach the shore during strong trade winds. As a consequence the three western beaches of the bay (NT 175-177) are all fronted by ridged sand flats, a product of the higher (short) wind waves.
Beach Length: 0.2km
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