The Settlement beach (RI 13) commences east of the low calcarenite rocks of Bathurst Point and occupies the first 500 m of the beach This is a sheltered section of the bay with seagrass growing almost to the shore and shallow sand flats between the beach and meadows, together with seagrass debris occasionally accumulates on the upper beach. Rows of holiday houses and cabins are located on the point and behind the beach, with the main Settlement commercial area behind the eastern end of the beach, which terminates at the main 300 m long ferry jetty. Conditions are usually calm at the beach, while a small jetty and swimming nets are located along the beach.
Beach Length: 0.5km
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