For 4 km south of the Barron River mouth and delta, the shoreline protrudes over 2 km seaward as a result of sediment deposited by the river. In fact, the main river mouth used this part of the delta until a switch in river channels in 1939. Much of this area is low-lying tidal flats with extensive mangroves, with thin strips of beach fronted by tidal flats extending a further 1 km out into Trinity Bay.
There are two beaches along this dynamic section; a 2 km strip of sand running around Casuarina Point called Barron Beach, and a 1 km strip around Ellie Point. Both are low-lying tidal flats and are bordered by the Barron River and Airport Creek. Neither beach has land access, and both are subject to shoreline changes during and after river floods.
Beach Length: 1km
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