Kingston SE is the only town on the beach and offers most services. It is the site of Port Caroline, a stretch of open beach with a 300 m long jetty to service the fishing fleet (Figs. 4.24 & 4.25). The road from Wyomi Beach parallels most of the 7 km long beach (148D) with a 50 to 100 m wide grassy foreshore reserve between the road and the beach. The beach faces west-northwest and usually has waves less than 0.5 m, and low currents. However seagrass debris is a major problem and can be over a metre deep on the beach. Maria Creek (named after the tragic shipwreck) cross the beach 400 m north of the jetty. Its mouth has been trained by two 150 m long rock walls, in an attempt to form a harbour entrance. This creek, together with Butchers Gap and Blackford drains are the only streams crossing the entire Coorong beach. The fact that a jetty can be built on this west facing section of coast is owing to the extensive shallow reefs that between Kingston and Cape Jaffa extend up to 10 km offshore and lower ocean waves to essential zero.
Beach Length: 5km
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