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On the western side of the head is most of the Gatcombe settlement, lying on the grassy slopes behind two small sandy beaches. The first (F12) is 100 m long, faces south-west toward the mainland and is bordered by the head to the east and low rock flats to the west. It has a jetty on the point and a boat launching area on the beach. The second beach (F13) is 200 m long, also faces south-west and is the main swimming beach, with toilets located on the backing sloping bluffs. The beach is bordered by the rock flats to the east and a rocky bluff to the west.
Beach Length: 0.2km
General Hazard Rating: 1/11

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