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Between Pearl Point and Cape Conran is a 12 km beach interrupted only by the occasional outbreaks of Dock Inlet and the Yerrung River. The beach is accessible by 4WD from Bemm River at Pearl Point; the track terminating high on the point, with rough steps leading down to the beach. At the western end is the large Banksia Point camping area at Cape Conran, together with a road out to a lookout and access to the beach at the Yerrung River mouth. The bulk of the beach is only accessible by foot. The beach faces due south, only curving around slightly towards each end. For most of its length it has a moderately steep beach face, which results in either a barless reflective beach (particularly towards Pearl Point) or a continuous attached bar cut by rips every 300 m (particularly towards the river mouth). A broad, deep trough lies off the beach/bar with an outer bar paralleling the entire beach. The beach continues around the base of Pearl Point, with vegetated sand dunes sitting atop the point. High foredunes back the eastern half, with a lower scarped foredune toward the river. Between the river mouth and Cape Conran, a few rocks and reefs outcrop on the beach and in the surf.
Beach Length: 6.5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

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Formal parking area
Formal parking area
Passenger ferry



Topographic rips


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