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Lades Beach (T 1226) is a dynamic but low energy crenulate beach consisting of a low migratory spit that is fed by sand transgressing across the base of East Sandy Cape (Fig. 4.277). Low refracted westerly waves move the sand southeast towards the river mouth where it has accumulated as sand and river mouth flats up to 1 km wide at the mouth and extending to within 500 m of Forester Rock. Because of the dynamic nature of the spit the nature, length and location of the actual beach varies at time periods of months to years, with at times a spit forming and impounding a narrow lagoon, with the narrow mainland beach behind. At other times there is no spit and just the mainland beach. At its maximum it can extend for 2.2 km right to the river mouth. However as the East Sandy Point dunes are becoming increasingly stabilised the beach can be expected to diminish and increasingly expose the narrow mainland beach to waves and erosion. Cleared farmland backs the entire beach, with access to the beach along the Sandy Point Road.
Beach Length: 2.2km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10

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