Banksia Camp (e 2) - Beach in Broke Manjimup WA - SLS Beachsafe

Banksia Camp (e 2) WA

To the west of Mandalay beach the shoreline trends to the southwest for 4.5 km to 115 m high Cliffy Head, with 10 ha, 182 m high Chatham Island located 1.5 km south of the head. There is 4 WD access to Banksia Camp beach, which marks the beginning of... Read more

To the west of Mandalay beach the shoreline trends to the southwest for 4.5 km to 115 m high Cliffy Head, with 10 ha, 182 m high Chatham Island located 1.5 km south of the head. There is 4 WD access to Banksia Camp beach, which marks the beginning of the 115 km long D’Entrecasteaux National Park.Beach WA 534 is a 500 m long south-facing beach, set in a semi-circular embayment, 400 m wide at the entrance. The beach receives waves up to 2 m, which break across a 300 m wide surf zone drained by strong permanent rips to either side of the bay. Only in the western corner in lee of a projecting, low wave-washed granite point, is there some protection. It is backed by a 20 m high scarped dunes, with older vegetated dunes extending 7 km inland as part of the Mandalay Beach dune system. A small creek drains across the eastern end of the beach with a 4 WD track to the western end. There is surf on the bar, but be careful of the strong western rip.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Broke, WA 6398

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0534

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Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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