Turners Beach (T 1120) is a straight north-northwest-facing sandy beach that extends from Claytons Rivulet to the 100 m wide mouth of River Forth (Fig. 4.246). It is a narrow moderately steep high tide beach composed of sand and cobbles, fronted by a low gradient sandy low tide terrace, which widens to 150 m at spring low tide. Waves averaging less than 1 m usually spill across the low gradient beach, with rips only forming in the low tide zone during periods of higher waves. The eastern 100 m of beach curve into the river mouth, which has a deep channel and strong tidal current flowing though the mouth. A boat ramp is located 100 m into the river mouth.
The beach is backed by a narrow discontinuous recreation reserve, which is filled with trees in the west, has a central car park and picnic and recreation area, followed by a row of beachfront houses and finally a caravan park in the east. The small township of Turners Beach extends for 200-300 m between the reserve with the highway crossing the river 700 m upstream.
Beach Length: 2.2km
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