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On the southern side of Cape Tribulation are two beaches, totalling 4.5 km in length and separated by Myall Creek. Both beaches have low gradient, narrow, high tide beaches backed by palm trees and tropical vegetation, and fringed with patches of coral reef. The first beach (674), Coconut Beach, runs almost due south from Cape Tribulation and the mouth of the meandering Mason Creek, for 2.5 km to the cobble and mangrove-fringed mouth of Myall Creek. The narrow high tide beach winds its way south, as both the creeks and three areas of fringing reefs produce undulations in the shoreline. The beach protrudes seaward in lee of the reef, while in the embayments there is deeper water and a sandy bottom off the beach. This is the more popular of the cape’s beaches, owing to the reef and deeper water. Many travellers see their first coral reef at this beach. The reef runs right to the shore in places and can be reached by snorkelling off the beach.
Beach Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

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