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Bird Rock is a series of jagged sandstone and shale bluffs, sea stacks, rocks and reefs that extend 1 km seaward from Walkerville. Tucked in on either side of Bird Rock are two small beaches. The northern beach faces north and is well protected from large swell, with waves averaging less than 0.5 m. The narrow, 60 m long beach has a shallow bar with large rocks and boulders on the beach and in the surf. The beach on the southern side faces south-east and, being more exposed, receives waves averaging 1 m. These waves weave in amongst the rocks and sand to scour both rips and scour holes. Both beaches are accessible on foot from Walkerville, via the rocks at low tide, or along a bluff-top walking track.
Beach Length: 0.06km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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