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Short Beach (T 451) is a 150 m long sandy beach located at the channelised mouth of Sandy Bay Rivulet. The beach extends south of the mouth to a seawall that protrudes 100 m into the bay and surrounds a hectare of reclaimed land occupied by rowing clubs, a Sea Scout hall and boat storage sheds (Fig. 4.78). The beach is backed by a low grassy park and car parking at the end of Marieville Esplanade, then the houses of Sandy Bay. The shallow bay floor extends out in line with the seawall, with boats moored further out. The beach is 2.1 km long and faces south-southeast into Storm Bay exposing it to all southerly swell. Waves average 1-1.5 m and maintain a moderately steep beach fronted by a continuous bar which is cut by rips every 200 m during and following high waves, with permanent rips against the rocks at each end.
Beach Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 2/11

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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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