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Goat Bluff is an irregular 500 m long section of 30 m high cliffed sandstone rocks that separates Calverts from Hope Beach. There is a lookout on the crest of the bluff with views south to Black Jack Rocks and the larger Betsey Island. Beach T 412 is a 60 m long pocket of rocks and sand set in a gap in the centre of the bluffs and immediately below the lookout. The beach consists of high tide cobbles and boulders against the base of the cliffs, then a sandy 100 m wide bar with rock outcrops that fill the gap. Waves are lowered to 1 m at the bluff owing to sheltering by the island and rocks and break across the bar with a weak rip usually flowing out against the western rocks. There is no safe access to this hazardous beach. Surfers head to the lookout to check the surf to either side. To the east close to the bluffs is Rebound, while to the west along Hope Beach are Goats and the Wedge.
Beach Length: 0.06km
General Hazard Rating: 7/11

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