South Beach (WA 1061) extends north of the Jacks Reef foreland for 3.8 km to the calcarenite rocks and platform of Leander Point. The beach faces west and receives waves averaging over 1 m which, combine with the fine calcareous sand to maintain a low gradient 100-150 wide bar, which tends to be dissipative in the south (Fig. 4.255), grading to rips in the north, the rips partly induced by two small calcarenite reefs in the surf and the northern platform. The dissipative section may have up to three bars and lines of breakers, with rips dominating the inner bar. This a popular surfing area with breaks along the beach as well as a lefthand break on the reefs off Leander Point. The beach is backed by a series of generally vegetated longwalled parabolic dunes extending up to 5 km northward. These are bordered by the railway line to the east, the Kallis Road in the north, with the Dongara landing ground behind the northern end, and finally the southern area of Port Denison. There is a car park at the north end, which also provides 4 WD access to the usually firm low gradient beach.
Beach Length: 3.8km
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