Sand Hummocks North
At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the... Read more
At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the two major islands (north and mid) partly enclose a shallow lagoon, with the coast swinging to the south at the lagoon inlet. The islands are low and irregular, with major storms often overwashing the beaches and cutting new channels, as well as reshaping the beaches and islands. The south beach is backed by slightly higher land. The entire area is part of the sewer farm in the north and the Murtcaim Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sand Hummocks area, and is off limits to the public.The entire 6 km section consists of low, narrow beaches fronted by sand flats ranging from 50 to 100 m wide, with some deeper tidal channels along the lagoon section of the Sand Hummocks.
The low beaches are fronted by sand flats, with water depth depending on the tide.
Mainly done from boats off the Sand Hummocks and Kirk Point.
This is a relatively natural section of low coast and lagoons. It is now preserved as a wildlife sanctuary, and is off limits to the public.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.