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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. South of Wreck Rock, beach 1488 runs straight for 14 km down to the mouth of Deepwater Creek, with the first several kilometres located within Deepwater National Park. This beach has a steep high tide beach, with a low tide bar that is cut by up to 75 rips along its length. There are also the tidal channels, shoals and currents of Deepwater Creek extending 150 m off the beach. The beach is backed by a continuous series of vegetated parabolic dunes that extend up to 500 m inland. Toward the south, the meandering Broadwater Creek backs the beach. There is access to the northern Wreck Rock end of the beach, with some farming behind the dunes in the centre of the beach.
Beach Length: 14km
General Hazard Rating: 3/11

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