On the southern side of the headland is the longest beach on the island; a curving, east to north-east facing, 5.3 km long sandy beach (F3) that ends at Pearl Ledge, a 100 to 200 m wide intertidal rock ledge. Waves average 0.5 m and there is usually a low surf along the beach. The beach has a moderately steep high tide beach fronted by a continuous, 100 m wide low tide bar, with the rock flats dominating the southern 1 km of the beach. It is backed by a low foredune and then up to 400 m of now largely stable dunes, that in the past have crossed to the western shore of the island. There are also a few holiday shacks on the dunes, toward the northern end of the beach.
Beach Length: 5.3km
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