Round Hill Creek is a 6 km long, funnel-shaped creek that flows out along the western side of Round Hill Head (Fig. 1.26b). On the western side of the creek channel is a 3 km long tidal shoal. This shoal and 40 to 50 m high Round Hill Head provide protection for the anchorages and beaches along the western shore of the hill. A road runs along the shore to the head, where there is a memorial to Cook's visit.
Seventeen Seventy Beach (1464) parallels the road and Seventeen Seventy, the newer name of the Round Hill settlement. It is 1 km long and curves around to face roughly west. It is backed by a shady beachfront camping and caravan reserve, with houses and a store along the eastern side of the road. The beach is protected from ocean waves by the tidal shoals and is usually calm. It consists of a relatively steep, 20 m wide high tide beach fronted by 50 to 100 m wide sand and rock flats, then the deep creek channel. Boats are usually moored in the channel along the length of the beach, with small boats pulled up on the beach.
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