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Broke Inlet lies 1.5 km west of the headland. The inlet is one of the most exposed high energy lagoon opening on the Australian coast (Fig. 4.117). It closes during the drier summer season and during high waves, only opening during winter floods. The inlet drains the 4500 ha Broke Inlet lagoon, with the lagoon connected to the inlet mouth along a 200 m wide, 4 km long channel, bordered by 40-60 m high transgressive dunes. At the mouth calcarenite reefs lie off the entrance, which together with inlet tidal shoals cause waves to break across a treacherous 500 m wide surf zone. The beach itself (WA 550) extends from an eastern calcarenite point for 700 m to the northwest, with the reefs extending seaward. The length of the beach depends on the entrance conditions and when closed links with the beach on the western side of the inlet (WA 551). When open the entrance can be as narrow as a few tens of metres flowing straight into the high surf. While this beach offers great beach fishing, it is very hazardous for swimming.
Beach Length: 0.7km
General Hazard Rating: 9/11

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