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Between Penguin Point and Richardson Point is a near continuous strip of narrow sand beaches, which initially faces north-west, then turns at Red Rock Point to run easterly toward Cowes. The three beaches are all relatively narrow and steep, with low rocky points and reef flats forming the boundaries. The flats are exposed at low tide almost continuously east of Red Rock. Waves are usually low, with wind waves being the dominant process. A series of roads runs behind the beaches with car parks at Red Rock Point, Sheoak Beach and toward Richardson Point, where there is also a boat ramp.
Beach Length: 1.6km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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
Passenger ferry
Boat ramp



High Tide Range


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.