Red Hut Point (E 1) Beach is patrolled and has green covid status

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Beach KI 36 is an exposed curving 350 m long beach, bordered by a 300 m long low sand-draped point in the north and a small rocky point to the south. It receives waves averaging up to 1.5 m which maintain two permanent rips draining out across the sand and rock surf zone. Beach KI 37 lies 500 m to the southeast and is a 200 m long southeast-facing beach moderately sheltered by a 400 m long southern point. It receives waves averaging about 1 m, which maintain a low tide terrace. Both beaches are backed by a continuous strip of vegetated Holocene transgressive dunes which trend northeast and parallel the shoreline. Beaches KI 38-40 are located in a 1.5 km wide southeast-facing embayment that extends from the boundary point to 20 m high Red Hut Point. Beach KI 38 is a curving 250 m long south-facing beach consisting of a narrow high tide beach and continuous 50 m wide rock flats, together with reefs off the beach. A permanent rip drains the small beach embayment while the small Crown Creek drains across the centre of the beach. Beach KI 39 occupies the centre of the embayment and is a 400 m long beach bordered by rocks to either end as well as rocks outcropping along the beach. It usually has a low tide terrace, with rips forming during periods of higher waves. Beach KI 40 lies immediately east of Red Hut Point and is a 350 m long southeast-facing moderately sheltered sand beach with rocks outcropping to either end. All three beaches are backed by vegetated Holocene dunes that have transgressed east from Colliers Beach, with older Pleistocene dunes beyond.
Beach Length: 0.35km
General Hazard Rating: 5/11

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