On the north side of Euro Point is a 5.5 km long high energy beach (90) backed by the massive Nine Mile Sandhill. The high energy waves maintain a 300 to 400 m wide double bar system, with rip cutting the inner bar every 400 to 500 m. The beach terminates at a protruding calcarenite bluff fronted by a reef. Extending north of the bluff is a largely submerged Pleistocene barrier, which parallels the coast about 1.5 km offshore. This reef increasingly lowers wave to the north, with just one bar along the beach up to Stinky Bay. The steamer Euro struck the reef in 1881. As the ship began to sink the captain steamed it toward the beach where it sank with only the masks and funnel showing above the waves.
Beach Length: 5.5km
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