Sunset Beach (WA 1090) commences at the river mouth (Fig. 4.270) and trends to the north-northwest for 5 km to the southern reefs of Drummond Cove. The beach is initially sheltered by the reefs with reflective conditions at the river mouth. The southern 1 km of beach is backed by the Sunset Beach a caravan park and housing estate. As the reefs diminish to the north the waves pick up and maintain a low tide terrace extending 2 km north of the river, beyond which waves average 1.5 m and maintain a well develop transverse bar and rip system, with rips spaced about every 300 m along the northern 3 km of the beach. The higher waves and slight southerly orientation of the beach have permitted a series of nested parabolics to develop in lee of the beach. These have migrated up to 4 km northward to reach Drummond Cove and attain an elevation of 30 m at Sandy Hill. The central-northern section of the beach is only accessible by 4 WD.
Beach Length: 5km
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