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Crayfish Bay and the adjoining point used to house a few fishing shacks. These have been removed now that the area is part of Otway National Park. A vehicle track from the Cape Otway Lighthouse Road runs down to the bluffs above the bay. The coast here consists of 20 to 30 m high, vegetated bluffs fronted by rock platforms and reefs. Crayfish Bay is 200 m long and contains two beaches, both protected by offshore reefs, with Seal and Long Points forming the boundaries. The main beach is 150 m long, faces south and is backed by a strip of flat land below the bluffs, where the shacks used to be located. The beach is steep, with no bar and deep water lying between the beach and the reefs 50 m offshore. At the western end of the bay, next to the point, is a second 70 m long beach with bluffs running down to the back of the beach and continuous rocks and reef along the front. On the western side of Crayfish Point is the third small beach, a 50 m strip of protruding sand surrounded by rock platforms and backed by the point.
Beach Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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