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Diggers Island is a small sandstone island, surrounded by rock platforms, capped by scrubby vegetation and tied to the backing bluffs by the beaches on either side. A lime kiln ruin is located behind the south beach. The easiest access is along the beach from Bird Rock, as steep, 60 m high bluffs back the beaches. The northern beach is a 350 m long, narrow, east facing beach. It has vegetated bluffs behind, Diggers Island at the southern end, and numerous rocks and reefs scattered along the beach and surf. An old jetty also runs out next to the island. Waves average only 0.5 m and the bar is usually narrow and continuous. The southern beach is smaller but more exposed, receiving waves almost 1 m high. These are sufficient to cut a permanent rip against the rocks and reefs that dominate the surf zone.
Beach Length: 0.35km
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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