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Double Head is a 50 m high double point that partially protects Rosslyn Harbour, and rocks were also quarried from the point to build the harbour breakwaters. The largely cleared, steep sided head is now a national park and forms the northern boundary of 2 km long Kemp Beach (1369), while 100 m high Bluff Point, also a small national park, forms the southern boundary. The beach is backed by the main Emu Park Road and there is car parking right along the back of the beach, together with amenities and two shady picnic areas. The beach receives waves averaging less than 0.5 m that break across a 200 m wide, low gradient low tide bar and up a moderate gradient high tide beach. A 10 m high, grass and casuarina-covered foredune backs the beach, with the road running along the back of the foredune to provide good access for the length of the beach.
Beach Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 2/11

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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