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Eighty Mile Beach WA

The Eighty Mile Beach section (WA 1965) extends for 30 km from near Wallal Downs and the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park to the next tidal creek near Worroo Well. The southern end of this beach is the most publicly accessible and utilised section of the entire beach, and visited... Read more

The Eighty Mile Beach section (WA 1965) extends for 30 km from near Wallal Downs and the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park to the next tidal creek near Worroo Well. The southern end of this beach is the most publicly accessible and utilised section of the entire beach, and visited by thousands of people annually. The large beachfront caravan park (Fig. 4.416) is located 10 km due north of the highway. It provides accommodation, camp sites and basic facilities, as well as easy access to the beach for pedestrians, vehicles and small boats. The beach along this section is typical of the system, with a shell rich, moderately steep, 30 m wide high tide beach fronted by a 200 m wide upper intertidal, then a very low gradient lower intertidal extending several hundred metres seaward (Fig. 4.417). It is backed at the caravan park by a series of well developed foredunes extending 500 m inland. These widen and become discontinuous to the northeast, reaching 3 km in width at the eastern end of the beach section. As they widen a broad interdune depression dominate the back barrier area. At Mandora homestead towards the eastern end of the section the entire backbarrier depression is 6 km wide. This section of beach has also experienced easterly longshore sand transport, both to produce the splaying foredune ridges, as well as a 4 km long series of recurved spits at have deflected the eastern creek that distance longshore.

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Eighty Mile Beach, WA 6725

Length:
0.03km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa1965

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