Red Rock is a blunt, 30 m high, 500 m long headland fringed by red rocks. South of the headland, the few remaining rocks soon give way to sand and long, straight, sandy beaches (Fig. 3.1a) dominate the coast all the way to the Burnett River mouth. The first five beaches are part of the Deepwater National Park. They all face east-north-east and are well exposed to southerly and easterly waves, that average 0.5 to 1 m in height. The beaches are all composed of relatively coarse sand and have steep high tide beaches fronted by low tide bars, cut by rips every 150 to 200 m on the longer beaches. There is 4WD access from Agnes Water to Red Rock and the beaches to either side, as well as 4WD access from the Deepwater Creek Road to the Wreck Rock picnic and camping area.
Red Rock (south) beach (1484) runs essentially straight for 3.7 km to Wreck Rock. It has a steep high tide beach, with a low tide bar usually cut by twenty rips, in addition to beachrock that parallels much of the intertidal beach. The beach is backed by a 10 to 20 m high foredune and some small, vegetated parabolic dunes, with Wreck Rock forming the southern boundary. There is 4WD access to either end of the beach, with informal camping at the southern end, in amongst the trees in lee of the rocks.
Beach Length: 3.7km
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