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Lugger Cove (K 103) is located in lee of Shenton Bluff, which partly protects it from the dominant southeasterly winds. The 1.1 km long beach faces south toward the bluff. It is bordered by the rocks of the bluff and a small western headland, with mangroves fringing both headlands. Boulders and beachrock are exposed along the intertidal beach, fringed by sand flats extending 500 m into the cove. It is backed with an active 1-3 m foredune with access tracks to both ends of the beach. The cove is still used as an anchorage for the community, with boats anchored beyond the flats in deeper water. The community also operates a pearl farm from the cove, with the farm buildings located at the eastern end of the cove, and floating pearl paddocks spread for a few kilometres south of the bluff.
Beach Length: 1.1km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10

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