Sunderland Bay is a 200 m wide gap in the basalt bluffs, into which waves break over extensive reefs and rocks and around a sea stack. This has produced a 300 m long, south facing beach composed of sand and basalt cobbles. Waves are lowered to about 0.5 m by the time they hit the beach, which is steep and narrow, with no bar, but reefs off the beach. The Sunderland Bay Estate borders the eastern side, with parking available on the eastern bluffs and at the back of the beach, via a gravel road. The western side of the bay is bordered by the 40 m high Sunderland Bluffs.
Beach Length: 0.3km
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