False Bay, as the name implies, is an 11 km wide open south facing bay, which however is occupied entirely by very wide, low gradient tidal, sand and salt flats, in places up to 7 km wide. While much of the curving bay shore faces into the south through southeast, the tidal flats afford sufficient protection to maintain five very low energy beach along the shore. Only the two boundary beaches are accessible by vehicles, the central three are surrounded by salt and tidal flats and tidal creeks.
Beach 589 is the most substantial beach system in the bay. It is 3.5 km long, faces south and is accessible off the Lowry and Black Point roads. The beach fronts up to 20 earlier beach ridges which widen to 900 m at its western end, and is in turn fronted by 2 km wide ridged sand flats (Fig. 4.108).
Beach Length: 3.5km
General Hazard Rating:
There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches.
Click here to visit general surf education information.
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.