Shoalwater beach (WA 798) is a curving, west-facing, 1.5 km long low energy beach located between Mersey Point and a central sandy foreland. A shallow sands spit extends 1 km west from the tip of the foreland to Shag Rock and Seal Island. The low waves produce a relatively narrow steep beach, with seagrass meadows just off the shoreline, and the beach covered by seagrass debris following storms. The beach is backed by the 100-200 m wide Shoalwater Foreshore Reserve, with parking towards the southern end, then a road and houses of Shoalwater.
Beach Length: 1.5km
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