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Tumby Bay beach (703) begins on the west side of Salt Creek, where it faces south and curves round for 10 km to face east at Tumby Bay town. Low dunes then beach ridges back the north and central part of the beach, with the town built on stable beach-foredune ridges. The entire town is fronted by a foreshore reserve, with public access and facilities the length of the town shore. The beach is protected in the south by Tumby Island, and sand flats gradually widens to the south, with the main Tumby Bay jetty extending 300 m into the bay to reach deep water. A second fishing jetty is 100 m long, while fishing boats are moored between the main jetty and Tumby inlet at the southern end of the beach. The inlet has been dredged to provide a deep water channel for the marina and boat ramp (Fig. 4.119).
Beach Length: 10km
General Hazard Rating: 2/11

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