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Bulwer Beach is a slightly curving, west facing beach that runs for 8.5km between Cowan Cowan Point and the sandy north-western tip of the island, Comboyuro Point. The small settlement of Cowan Cowan is located just north of the southern point, while the equally small Bulwer settlement is located 2km south of the northern tip. The houses lie in amongst the dense vegetation. The beach is usually calm, with a low high tide beach fronted by 100m wide sand flats, then a continuous, deep tidal channel. Two rock groynes on the beach define the Bulwer boat launching area. The beach and two settlements are backed by a continuous swamp up to several hundred metres wide, before the higher dunes of the island are reached.
Beach Length: 8.5km
General Hazard Rating: 1/11

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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.


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