The northern river mouth beach (WA 1078) extends from the foreland to the north, then northwest as a curving 1.3 km long beach (Fig. 4.263). The southern half is exposed to wave averaging about 1.5 m which maintain a 100 wide surf zone usually cut by two beach rips and a third permanent rip against the northern reefs. A 50 m wide reef fringes the northern third of the beach resulting in unsuitable swimming conditions. There is a car park behind the southern end of the beach, backed by a 500 m wide dune section, then the caravan park and settlement.
The Southgate Dunes have originated from sand blowing north from beach WA 1078. The largest active dunes extend 3.5 km to the north and cover an area of about 300 ha
Beach Length: 1.3km
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