Beach T 221 is located between Mayfield Point and Little Christmas Island. The 800 m long beach faces northeast protecting it from waves but exposing it to northerly winds. The low waves maintain a reflective to low tide terrace beach, with central shallow rock flats and seagrass meadows off the beach. As a result it is often covered in seagrass debris. The northerly winds have blown out the centre of the low foredune to maintain a series of small active blowouts, which are encroaching on the backing grazing land. Little Christmas Island is connected by sand and boulder flats to the mainland, and there is a right-hand point break over the rocks along the northern side of the 8 m high island. It requires high outside swell to work and is also called Buxton Point after the point 500 m to the south.
Beach Length: 0.8km
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