Commissariat Point is the eastern most point is a 13 km long section of bedrock dominated coast, that extends from the mangroves dominated shoreline of the upper gulf, south to mangrove filled Blanche Bay. The shoreline is backed by slopes that rise in places to 300 m within 3 km of the coast, with over 30 small, usually dry, creeks running down the slopes to the shoreline, resulting in a creek approximately every 400 m, each fronted by a small rocky delta. In amongst the bedrock and rocky deltas, is a near continuous high tide, highly crenulate sandy and gravel beach (567), also containing a scattering of mangroves. The shore is fronted by the rocky deltas, rock flats and further out sand flats, averaging 300 m in width.
The entire 13 km shoreline therefore consists of small of crenulate sandy bays, usually bordered by the small deltas, and the mangroves. Immediately behind much of the shore are approximately 300 beachfront shacks, usually occurring in clusters, with a number fronted by small jetties (Fig. 4.106). The coast and shacks are accessed along a gravel military road that runs for 8 km, and a network of vehicle tracks off the road to the shore, and south down to Blanche Bay. To the west of the military road is an army training reserve.
Beach Length: 13km
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