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Station Beach is the first of the high wave and wind energy, west coast beaches. It is 2.8 km long and faces south-west, directly into the wind and waves. There is no direct access to the beach and it can only be reached on foot along the coast from Glenaire Beach. The beach receives waves averaging over 1.5 m, which produce a 250 m wide surf zone containing a detached bar and longshore trough. Large, strong rips occur every 350 m, including permanent rips against Point Flinders and the central and western rocks. The strong winds have blown dunes up to 4 km inland, and today bare calcarenite bluffs with occasional dune ramps back the beach. This beach once extended for 8 km all the way to Castle Cove. However, as sand was lost from the beach to the dunes it narrowed, and is now split by the rocks into seven beaches. These do still however share a common surf zone and during bigger swell, waves break continuously on the outer bar all the way from Point Flinders to Castle Cove.
Beach Length: 2.8km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10

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