Five Mile Rocks (north)
North of Five Mile Rocks the beach (88) runs for 700 m to a 15 m high calcarenite bluff. This beach is partly protected by the rocks and reefs off the point, and waves averaging 1.5 m maintain two beach rips with permanent rips at either end. Beyond the bluffs... Read more
North of Five Mile Rocks the beach (88) runs for 700 m to a 15 m high calcarenite bluff. This beach is partly protected by the rocks and reefs off the point, and waves averaging 1.5 m maintain two beach rips with permanent rips at either end. Beyond the bluffs the beach (89) continues for 2.1 km to the cuspate foreland called Euro Point, which has protruded in lee of reefs extending several hundred metres offshore. This section of beach receives higher waves and has an inner bar system usually cut by 5 to 6 rips, together with a permanent rip in lee of the reef. Active sand dunes have moved up to 1.5 km in from the beach.
These are six exposed, remote beaches, all dominated by strong rips with generally wide surf zone. Use extreme care if swimming along this stretch of coast, stay well clear of rips, close inshore and on attached portions of the inner bar. The safest swimming is at protected the northern end of Stinky Bay.
There are beach and some reef breaks along the length of these beaches.
The numerous rips and reefs also mean numerous inshore holes and gutters for beach fishing.
A more remote section of coast, requiring a good 4WD and knowledgeable driver to safely transit.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0088