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Schouten House Beach (T 197) is located on the south side of Waterloo Point and extends for 1.1 m south to the boat ramp. This is the main swimming and surfing beach at Swansea. It faces southeast and receives waves averaging 0.5-1 m, which break across a continuous low tide bar and at high tide against a steeper beach which grades into a very steep cobble beach toward Waterloo Point (Fig. 4.36). The beach is backed by the golf course on the point, then a cemetery, caravan park and houses behind the middle of the beach. Saltwater Creek is dammed behind the southern end and forms a small lagoon, just beyond which is a low rocky outcrop now covered by a groyne and boat ramp and which marks the southern end of the beach.
Beach Length: 1km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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