Mississippi Hill - Beach in Cape Le Grand Esperance WA - SLS Beachsafe

Mississippi Hill

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

. Beach WA 128 lies 1 km to the west and is bounded by a steeply sloping, 50 m high, eastern head and a steep vegetated western head. The beach faces south and extends for 500 m between the rocks. It receives waves averaging over 1 m, which maintain a... Read more

. Beach WA 128 lies 1 km to the west and is bounded by a steeply sloping, 50 m high, eastern head and a steep vegetated western head. The beach faces south and extends for 500 m between the rocks. It receives waves averaging over 1 m, which maintain a continuous narrow bar, with a small rip usually located against the eastern rocks. It is backed by a densely vegetated foredune, then dense coastal heath, with the backing slopes rising to a 100 m high granite ridge line, which extend to Mississippi Hill in the west. Lucky Bay is where the lucky Eyre and Wylie meet the whaler 'Mississippi', thus ensuring their continued survival on their long trek across the southern coast. Today the bay area is one of the most popular destinations and camping areas in the park. The entire bay is a 2 km wide, southwest-facing embayment, with granite headland extending 2-3 km off either end (Fig. 4.32). Its orientation exposes the central-eastern half of the bay to moderate south swell, while the western half becomes increasingly protected as it spirals round to the lee of the western rocks. Four near continuous beaches (WA 129-132) occupy the northern shore of the bay.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
14°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

Hazards


Strong Currents
Sunday, 27 Sep 10:29

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Cape Le Grand, WA 6450
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: wa0128
Government of Western Australia

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