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Back Beach (T 1135) is located on the western side of Mersey Bluff. The Coles Bay Road clips the western end of the beach where there is a small car park. The beach is 150 m long, faces northwest and is almost surrounded by rocky bluffs and reefs. It has a high tide ridge of cobbles grading into sand in the west, with a 100 m wide low tide bar, fringed by large rocks and boulders (Fig. 4.248). This is one of the more exposed beaches in the area and picks up any westerly swell, when it is popular with surfers. When waves exceed 0.5 m strong rips are generated in the small embayment, and conditions become increasingly hazardous as wave height increases.
Beach Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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