The westernmost beach in Victoria is a 2 km long section of Discovery Bay lying between the shifting Glenelg River mouth and the South Australia border. The beach is the westernmost part of Discovery Bay National Park, however there is no direct access to it. You can walk across the river mouth when it is closed, however when it's open you need a boat to cross the estuary.
The beach is low and wide. It is backed by a 10 to 15 m high foredune and is fronted by a 250 m wide surf zone, with rips cutting the attached inner bar every 500 m. In addition, there are the shifting tidal channels and shoals of the river mouth. Toward the border, offshore reefs begin to lower the waves and the inner bar becomes more continuous as the rips infill.
Beach Length: 2km
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