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Memory Cove has three beaches. On the northern shore is 100 m long beach 801, an east facing boulder beach. Four hundred meters to the south is 40 m long beach 802, set is a U-shaped cove, consisting of boulders with a veneer of sand. The main Memory Cove beach (803) lies in the southern corner of the cove and is a 220 m long northeast facing white sand beach, backed by a tree shaded beachfront camping area (Fig. 4.127). The usually low wave beach has a narrow attached bay, with seagrass growing 50 m offshore. There is a monument to Matthew Flinders at the cove. He landed at the cove in 1802, when he searched for six missing seamen. The surnames of the seamen live on the Islands along the shore, that he named in their memory.
Beach Length: 0.22km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10

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