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The western side of Waratah Bay borders a 10 km wide peninsula of ancient 400 to 500 million year old rocks that terminate at Cape Liptrap. Most of the beaches east of Cape Liptrap are partially protected by the cape. They are also influenced by the steep slopes on this side of the bay and the numerous rocks and reefs that lie on the beaches and in the surf. The first beach begins immediately west of Waratah Bay Beach. Extensive intertidal rock flats and reefs form the boundary. The beach is 350 m long and faces south- east. It is also bordered by Cooks Creek and steep, forested slopes. It is fronted by similar rock flats at its western end, after which the Pony Creek Beach continues in the same direction, with rock flats occurring along much of the beach. It terminates at the mouth of Pony Creek, from where rocks, more than sand, dominate the shoreline. The beaches are only accessible by foot from Waratah Bay in the north, or Walkerville North to the south.
Beach Length: 1.5km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10

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