The main Dianas Beach (T 110) commences at the inlet mouth and extends almost due south for 3.2 km to the rock-tied foreland. The inlet mouth is usually closed and consists of a 100 m long 200 m wide overwash chute. However when open strong tidal currents flow between the two beaches. The main beach is exposed to similar waves with rips spaced every 200-300 m extending south to the foreland. At the foreland there are linear ridges of rock, with waves breaking over the outer rocks and along the northern side of the foreland to produce a long right-hand break known as Ring Rock or Paddys Island (Fig. 4.20). Nine metre high Paddys Island is located 1 km offshore. The beach is backed by a foredune then 100-200 m wide zone of vegetated transgressive dunes, with the Tasman Highway paralleling the southern half of the beach. There is beach access in the north from two basin-side picnic areas, in the centre via a footbridge at Crockers Arm and in the south at Paddys Island car park, the latter providing the best access to the surf.
Beach Length: 3.2km
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