Between The Burrum River mouth and Point Vernon is 30 km of sandy shore interrupted by two creeks, resulting in three long beaches. The shore initially faces north-east, swinging around to face north by Point Vernon. At the same time, wave height decreases to less than 0.5 m and the surf zone bar widens to become 1 km wide sand flats.
Dundowran beach (1519) faces due north and runs for 8 km between Oregan and Eli Creeks, with the latter fringed by mangroves and flowing out in the protected lee of Point Vernon. The two creeks maintain 1 km wide, ridged tidal shoals, with 1.5 km wide sand flats in between. The result is a steep, narrow, low energy high tide beach fronted by the extensive sand flats at low tide. A road runs right behind much of the beach, providing good access, but otherwise there are no facilities.
Beach Length: 8km
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