Marion Beach (T 295) is an east-facing slightly curving 8.2 km long beach that occupies most of the western shore of Marion Bay. It extends from the southern rocks of Eagle Sugarloaf in the north, which separate it from Eagle Beach, to the Marion Narrows inlet in the south, which connect to the large Blackman Bay (Fig. 4.52). The beach is exposed to waves averaging about 1 m, which decrease to the south where the 500 m wide inlet mouth and associated tidal currents and shoals dominate. Waves break out over the shoals producing some long right-hand waves during periods of higher swell. The waves maintain a 50 m wide low tide terrace for most of the length of the beach, with numerous rips, spaced about every 200 m, cutting the bar during periods of higher waves. The low gradient beach is backed by a continuous 10 m high 50-100 m wide foredune, with some small blowouts increasing towards the south. It is backed for most of its length by Bream Creek, which is deflected 5 km to the south and reaches the beach at a usually blocked mouth. The creek is backed by farmland with the only public access along the Marion Bay Road, which reaches the beach just south of the creek mouth. There are a few holiday cottages, a small car park, beach access but no facilities. The southern 3 km of the beach-barrier is backed by Porpoise Hole, an arm of Blackman Bay.
Beach Length: 8.2km
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