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The Oaks is one of the few beaches with a sandy surf zone along this rocky section of coast. The beach lies in a 250 m wide opening in the rocks. It is backed by a small, vegetated dune, then 30 m high, vegetated bluffs and the main road. A foot track enters the middle of the beach. The beach faces south and receives waves averaging 1.6 m, which produce a 200 m wide surf zone dominated by two permanent rips, both against the rocks. In addition, reefs parallel the rocks at each end of the beach.
Beach Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10

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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.


Formal parking area
Formal parking area
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