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Disaster Bay is located on the southern side of Cornambie Point. The open, east-facing 7 km wide bay contains a slightly curving 6 km long low energy beach (K 149), fringed by mangroves at either end. A small creek crosses the northern section of the beach, with a central low red bluff section and a second creek forming the southern boundary. Sand to mud and scattered rock flats extend from 1 km in the north to 3 km off the beach in the south. The Disaster Bay community of about six houses is located in the higher central bluff section, and connected by 4WD track to the Lombadina road.
Beach Length: 6km
General Hazard Rating: 2/11

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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.