The first section of Ninety Mile Beach is one of Australia's longest beaches; the 41 km section from the Snowy River mouth to Lake Tyers. It consists of three
sections. The easternmost section lies on the western side of the Snowy River mouth, at Corringle. There is a camping area and access to the beach over the dune, together with boat access to the river.
The second long section parallels the largely infilled Ewings Marsh. The marsh prevents vehicle access to the beach and you have to leave your vehicle at the end of one of the forestry tracks and walk or wade across the marsh, to reach the dune and beach.
In the west, there is road access again at Pettman Beach, where there is a car park and picnic area. Finally, the Lake Tyers House road provides access, but no facilities, toward the western end of the beach. The beach is little used outside of Corringle, due to both its length and limited access and facilities.
The beach essentially faces south, curving slightly to the south-south-east toward Lake Tyers. The entire length of the beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m. These interact with the generally medium sand to build a moderately steep beach face, fronted by a 50 m wide and 2-3 m deep trough running the length of the beach. A single bar lies seaward of the trough and may be straight following big seas, or rhythmic and cut by rips every 250 m, under normal conditions. These rips may induce similarly spaced rhythmic topography along the shoreline. A 10 to 20 m high, narrow foredune backs most of the beach, increasing in size east of Corringle.
Beach Length: 20km
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