Onion Creek - Beach in Stieglitz Break O'Day TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Onion Creek

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Beach T 104 is a 200 m long pocket of sand bordered by sloping rocky points and backed by vegetated slopes rising to 40 m. A 50 m wide rocky point separates it from beach T 105, a 250 m long beach formed at the mouth of a small valley,... Read more

Beach T 104 is a 200 m long pocket of sand bordered by sloping rocky points and backed by vegetated slopes rising to 40 m. A 50 m wide rocky point separates it from beach T 105, a 250 m long beach formed at the mouth of a small valley, with Onion Creek breaking out against the northern boundary rocks. A 50-100 m wide foredune backs the remainder of the beach with a narrow meandering lagoon behind. The vehicle track terminates on the northern side of the creek mouth and a walking track commences at the southern end of the beach. Both beaches receive waves averaging up to 1.5 m which break across the boundary rocks and maintain a 50-100 m wide surf zone usually drained by rips against the northern and southern rocks and at times a central rip against the dividing point.

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Thursday, 7 Nov 9:10

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Stieglitz, TAS 7216
Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0105