South of Deepwater Creek the coast trends south-south-east then south-east for 34 km to the mouth of the Kolan River. In between are three long beaches, each bordered by creek mouths. All three beaches are accessible by vehicle. Wave height gradually decreases down the coast, as the beaches each receive increasing protection from Fraser Island 100 km to the south-east.
Baffle Creek beach (1490) begins as a narrow, dynamic spit at the broad creek mouth, which has tidal shoals extending 1 km offshore. It then runs south-east for 8.5 km to the smaller mouth of Littabella Creek, where it ends as a second narrow sand spit. The beach is composed of relatively coarse sand and consequently has a steep high tide beach backed by a low, casuarina-covered foredune in the north, that increases in height to the south. A series of older foredunes extend 2 to 3 km inland of the beach. Waves average 0.5 m along the beach and maintain a continuous low tide bar, with rips usually absent. However, adjacent to both creek mouths are shifting tidal shoals and channels. There is 4WD access to the centre of the beach off the Winfield Point Road and to Noval Park inside the mouth of Littabella Creek. The northern spit of the beach is part of Baffle Creek Environmental Park.
Beach Length: 8.5km
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