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Hansen Bay (WA 963) occupies the southern side of the Cervantes foreland, which terminates at Thirsty Point. The bay curves to the southeast for 2.6 km to the foreland it shares with Nambung Bay. Its orientation and the fact that the calcarenite reefs tend to parallel each side permit slightly higher waves to reach the northern shore. Seagrass and calm conditions dominate the southern half of the beach with low waves along the northern half out to the point. There are two roads out from Cervantes to car parks and beach access at the point and about 500 m and 1 km east of the point, the latter suitable for boat launching. Ruins of a jetty are located in the middle of the beach, with vehicle access also to the southern end. The northern end of the national park crosses the centre of the beach.
Beach Length: 2.6km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

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