Parsons (or Watsons) Beach (466) extends for 8.3 km from 2 km north of the old port to the southern rocks of Bluff Beach. The dunes backing the beach increase to 10 to 20 m in height and extends up to 500 m inland, restricting vehicle access to the southern end, at the Chenoweth settlement, site of a boat ramp, and via the northern Bluff Beach settlement. For the most part the beach is fronted by 150 to 300 m wide sand and rock flats and backed by the dunes, which increase in size, and instability to the north, with the largest called Mount Pisca.
Beach Length: 8.3km
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