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Between the Second Creek inlet and Cape Bolingbroke is 20 km of east facing lower energy shore consisting of low bedrock points and generally curving beaches in between. The Islands of the Sir Joseph Banks Group provide considerable protection from much ocean swell, with only low swell and wind waves reaching the shore. As a consequence seagrass grows to within 50 m of most of the shore. A gravel road from Tumby Bay runs 2 to 3 km inland from the shore. This links with the Trinity Haven scenic drive, which begins at the inlet and follows the coast down to Red Cliffs, and further south to Massena Bay and Thuruna youth camp. Apart from two youth camps, a basic camping area at Red Cliff and a few farms, there are no facilities or development along the shore. Beach 709 faces north into 400 m wide Second Creek inlet, which includes a southern 50 m wide tidal channel , then tidal flats. The irregular 950 m long beach is fronted by 100 m wide sand and some rock flats, then the deeper channel. There is a large car park at the western bay end, with a beach boat ramp.
Beach Length: 0.95km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10

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Formal parking area
Formal parking area
Boat ramp




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