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South of Deepwater Creek the coast trends south-south-east then south-east for 34 km to the mouth of the Kolan River. In between are three long beaches, each bordered by creek mouths. All three beaches are accessible by vehicle. Wave height gradually decreases down the coast, as the beaches each receive increasing protection from Fraser Island 100 km to the south-east. Rules beach (1489) is a 14 km long, straight beach lying between the shifting mouth of Deepwater Creek and the larger Baffle Creek mouth. Rocks outcrop halfway down the beach causing a slight inflection in the orientation, otherwise sand dominates the entire beach. Waves average 0.5 m and maintain a relatively steep high tide beach, with a continuous, 50 m wide low tide bar that is usually free of rips. A low foredune backs the beach. The northern 5 km are backed by the meandering Mitchell Creek, with the narrow strip of land between the beach and creek comprising an environmental park. In the centre is a mixture of older foredunes, while to the south are recurved spits of Baffle Creek mouth. The beach is accessible in the south via the Wartburg Road to the small Rules Beach settlement and adjacent macadamia farms.
Beach Length: 14km
General Hazard Rating: 3/11

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