West Beach (446) lies immediately south of Corny Point, a major boundary between the more energetic beaches to the south, and the low to very low energy beaches of the upper gulf. The beach faces west and receives waves averaging about 1 m which maintain a rip dominated sandy beach, with usually 10 rips spread along the length of the beach, together with two reef patches in the south and centre (Fig. 4.94). The West Coast Road provides good access both in the south, toward the northern end and at Corny Point. In between the beach is backed by 20 to 30 m high calcarenite bluffs.
Beach Length: 2.4km
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