At Cattle Point the shoreline turns south and is called Rundles beach (1390). It consists of a low energy beach backed by a 3 km truncated series of beach ridges, housing a few fishing shacks at the southern end. The beach is also fronted to varying degrees by sand flats and a dynamic sand spit that at times extends the length of the beach, forming a long, shallow lagoon between the spit and the beach. The spit is usually fronted by a few hundred metres of tidal flats and then the northern channel of the Fitzroy River. However the entire area changes over time, particularly during and following major floods.
Beach Length: 3km
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