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The central section of Halifax Bay consists of relatively undeveloped beaches. This is partly because the backing swamps make access difficult. South of Forrest Beach is 12 km of coast containing three beaches and one access track. This section of the bay is also more exposed, with east facing beaches like Forrest Beach. The first beach is Palm Creek Beach (833), which begins on the southern side of a small creek that separates it from Forrest Beach and extends for 2.5 km to the 500 m wide mouth of Palm Creek. Mangroves and tidal creeks back the narrow strip of sand and beach. The beach is straight and narrow at high tide, with a low tide system containing a few rips and more extensive sand ridges and shoals, as well as the tidal shoals at each end.
Beach Length: 2.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/11

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