Between the second headland south of Agnes Water and Rocky Point is a near-continuous, 3 km strip of sandy shore, broken into five beaches by a series of small, rocky points. All the beaches face east-north-east and generally receive waves averaging 0.5 to 1 m. The waves, together with the medium sand, produce generally moderate to steep high tide beaches fronted by a 50 m wide low tide bar, with rips prominent on all beaches and permanent rips against the rocks.
Beach 1479 runs south, then south-east, as it curves around in lee of Rocky Point. It is 900 m long and has a relatively steep high tide beach interrupted by rocks in the north and south, with backing wooded slopes and a continuous low tide bar, that is usually cut by two to three rips toward the northern end. Rips are usually absent from the more protected southern corner. There is 4WD access to the southern point and onto the beach, and a few shacks in amongst the trees toward the southern end.
Beach Length: 0.9km
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