Saltwater Lagoon is 20 ha coastal lagoon whose usually blocked entrance separates beaches T 156 and 157. Beach T 157 continues south of the lagoon entrance for 1.6 km, curving to the southeast to terminate at a reef-tied sand foreland. Waves are highest at the lagoon entrance and usually three to four rips extend down the beach. As the waves drop to the lee of the reef and Friendly Point the rips tend to diminish and are replaced by a low tide terrace. The dunes remain active, but tend to narrow along this beach. The beach is accessible by 4WD from Coles Bay.
Beach Length: 1.6km
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