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The coast along Bell Point consists of 20 to 40 m high limestone bluffs. They face east and are fronted by narrow sand and cobble beaches, scattered with numerous rocks and reefs, including one rock called the Mushroom Rock. At the point, the rocks are more prominent and the coast swings to face south-east. On the north side are two beaches (129, 130), with two more to the south (131, 132). The point is surrounded by private property and the only access is along the beaches and rocks, from Bird Rock in the north or Maitland Bay to the south. Bell Point North and Bell Point Beaches (129, 130) are, respectively, 150 m and 250 m long stretches of sand lying below the bluffs. They usually receive low waves, which produce a moderately steep and narrow beach, and a continuous bar. Rips only occur when waves exceed 1 m in height. South of Bell Point, the beaches face south-east and receive waves averaging 1 m. The first beach (131) is sandy and usually has a rip against the eastern rocks. The second beach (132) is a steep cobble and boulder beach, fringed by low tide rock flats.
Beach Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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