Settlement Point (west1)

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The south-eastern end of Facing Island consists of 3 km of south-east facing shore between East Point, the eastern tip of the island, and Gatcombe Head, the southern point. In between are two small bays bordered by rocky bluffs and low cliffs.The western beach (F10) is a curving, 700 m... Read more

The south-eastern end of Facing Island consists of 3 km of south-east facing shore between East Point, the eastern tip of the island, and Gatcombe Head, the southern point. In between are two small bays bordered by rocky bluffs and low cliffs.The western beach (F10) is a curving, 700 m long, south-east facing sandy beach, with a low gradient high tide beach fronted by a continuous, gently sloping, 80 m wide low tide bar. Rocks only border the ends of the beach. All three beaches are backed by low foredunes and hummocky grassed dunes. There is a solitary house on Settlement Point overlooking the western beach.

Swimming

The western beach is best for swimming owing to the absence of rocks, which dominate the other three point beaches.

Surfing

The three longer beaches are exposed to southerly swell and can produce some waves over the bar at low tide and reefs at high tide.

Fishing

The rock flats off the points and the beach rock flats offer numerous spots to fish the rocks and gutters.

General

Four point-bound beaches largely dominated by rocks, apart from the western beach.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
27°C
Water
26°C
UV Rating
14 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

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Saturday, 27 Nov 10:54

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Tannum Sands, QLD 4680
Includes beaches: Gatcombe Head, Gatcombe (1), Gatcombe (2), Farmers Point, The Oaks, North Point (west)
Length: 0.7km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qldF10
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