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Brown and Riddoch bays a two gently curving embayments facing due south into the Southern Ocean, but partly protected by extensive shallow limestone reefs. Brown Bay is 6.3 km long and bordered by low Green and Danger points, with Riddoch 4 km long extending from Danger to Stony Point. The Point Road runs 200 m to 300 m behind the beach providing a several unsealed access points and beachfront parking. There are no facilities at either beach. Brown Bay beach (2) consists of fine white sand which produces a wide low gradient beach and surf zone. Waves lowered by the offshore reefs average 1 to 1.5 m, decreasing in height toward either end. In the central section they maintain a 200 m wide continuous bar, cut by rips every few hundred metres.
Beach Length: 6.3km
General Hazard Rating: 6/11

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Formal parking area
Formal parking area




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