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Alginate Bay is located on the western side of Spring Bay entrance, 1 km west of Paddys Point. The small bay and backing valley houses the Louisville Resort, which includes accommodation, pool, jetty and an attached breakwater to shelter the jetty. The Maria Island passenger ferry leaves from the jetty. The jetty is located at the southern end of the 80 m long pocket of sand and gravel that makes up the beach (T 261). A boat ramp crosses the northern end of the small beach, which is backed by a road then cabins.
Beach Length: 0.08km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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Formal parking area
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.