Rossiter Bay - Beach in Cape Le Grand Esperance WA - SLS Beachsafe

Rossiter Bay

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Beach WA 124 occupies most of the bay shoreline. It commences against Dunn Rocks and trends to the southwest for 9 km, with a slight central foreland in lee of two islands, finally curving round to face east against the southern rocks. Moderate waves and rips dominate the first few... Read more

Beach WA 124 occupies most of the bay shoreline. It commences against Dunn Rocks and trends to the southwest for 9 km, with a slight central foreland in lee of two islands, finally curving round to face east against the southern rocks. Moderate waves and rips dominate the first few kilometres of shore (Fig. 4.31), then as the waves drop along the foreland the bar narrows and remains continuous. It finally grades into a low energy reflective beach along the southern kilometre, with seagrass growing close to shore, and seagrass debris piled up on the beach. The higher energy western section is backed by some moderate dune transgression extending up to 500 m inland, with stable vegetated transgressive dunes backing the remainder of the beach and all trending to the northeast, along the rear of the beach. Further inland are west-trending vegetated parabolics which were active during the glacial maxima, and whose sands originated from La Grande Beach, 20 km to the west. The Lucky Bay road provides access to the southern end of the beach, with 4WD access to the beach where boats are launched in the southern corner. Beaches WA 125 and 126 are two pockets of sand located just south of the beginning of the southern boundary rocks

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TODAY'S UPDATE

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

Hazards

Hazards


Strong Currents
Sunday, 27 Sep 12:41

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Cape Le Grand, WA 6450
Length: 9km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: wa0124
Government of Western Australia

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