Cliffy Head consists of dune and calcarenite-draped granite, and rises to 115 m in the west and up to 175 m to the east. Between the two ridges is a 200 m wide, 300 m deep gap within which is a 90 m long beach (WA 538). High waves at the entrance decrease to about 1 m at the beach where they maintain a 40 m wide attached bar, with a small permanent rip exiting the western side of the beach. A small foredune, then an amphitheatre of steep slopes backs and borders the beach. There is no formal land access to this remote beach.
Beach Length: 0.09km
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