McBrides Point forms the northern headland for 2.5 km wide, north facing Ball Bay. Within the bay are three beaches, the small settlement of Ball Bay and the southern national park camping area at Smalleys beach. Both Ball Bay and Smalleys beach are located on separate roads off the Cape Hillsborough Road.
McBrides Point beach (1092) is a 150 m long, north-east facing pocket of high tide sand fronted by 200 m wide intertidal rock flats. It is hemmed in between two rocky headlands and is only accessible on foot from Ball Bay, 300 m to the west.
Beach Length: 0.15km
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