To the east of North Point the coast trends southward and, in conjunction with Quail Island, forms an open, north-east facing bay called Sand Bank Bay. The bay has a 12 km wide mouth between North Point and Quail Island's Lucy Ravel Point. The bay narrows to the 1 km wide Middle Passage that continues on to connect with Thirsty Sound which, combined, separates Long Island from Quail Island and the mainland, respectively.
South of North Point are thirteen exposed, rocky, then sandy, beaches that extend for 11 km to the entrance of Middle Passage, where rocks again dominate the shore. The first four beaches occupy the first 2 km of the north-east end of the island. Beach 1222 is a 200 m long pocket of high tide sand and rock flats wedged in on the west side of North Point.
Beach Length: 0.2km
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