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Point Nepean forms the eastern head of the entrance to Port Phillip. The point and the first 3 km of coast leading into Port Phillip Bay, as far as Observatory Point, are part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Unlike the beaches on the southern side of the point, the bay beaches receive only low to usually no ocean swell. Away from the point, they are dominated by lower wind waves, generated by northerly winds within the bay. The first four beaches form a narrow strip of sand below the steep, 20 to 30 m high bluffs that form the northern side of the point. The beaches average 20 m wide and have patchy reef flats offshore. The shoreline and adjacent waters are part of the Harold Holt Marine Reserve. The Jetty Beach (P1) was the site of a jetty, that has since been removed. Nepean Point Road ends at the point, where there is a viewing area. The beach is 120 m long, faces north and has vegetated bluffs rising 27 m to the Nepean Trig behind it. The three Nepean Bay Beaches wind along below the crenulate bluffs, to where the bluffs terminate at the beginning of the broad Observatory Point beach ridge plain.
Beach Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

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