Eleanor-Crystal Cks Beach is patrolled and has green covid status

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South of Cattle - Eleanor Creeks down to the mouth of Hencamp Creek at Balgal is 24 km of lower energy, north-east facing, crenulate shoreline, consisting of occasional creek mouths, narrow high tide beaches and extensive sand (and increasingly rocky) tidal flats. This section of coast is slowly being developed, with fishing shacks along the beach north of Crystal Creek and a newer development on the north side of Hencamp Creek. The first beach (836) lies between Eleanor and Crystal Creeks. It is 9.5 km long and initially consists of a narrow beach with extensive backing mangrove swamps. These narrow to the south and a vehicle track and holiday shacks parallel the southern 4 km of beach, to the mouth of Crystal Creek. The beach is initially fronted by the 1.5 km wide tidal flats of Eleanor Creek, with tidal and rock flats averaging 500 m to 1 km wide to the south. Where the rock flats dominate, the shoreline becomes increasingly crenulate. There is an extensive coral reef paralleling the beach offshore.
Beach Length: 9.5km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10

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