Beach WA 762. This 70 m long north-facing beach is trapped between the main breakwater and an inner 100 m long north trending groyne. As sand accumulates in the trap the beach forms,. Like its neighbour this sand is periodically removed to prevent it moving further into the harbour. Bunbury Harbour has been heavily modified by the construction of breakwaters and groynes, which have been built to reduce wave height in the harbour, increase anchorage space and decrease sand moving into and shoaling the harbour. As a consequence all seven harbour beaches are artificial in that they have come into being due to harbour construction and modification. While some are located on the site of former beaches (WA 765-768), they have been modified by the overall reduction in wave height and construction of groynes and inlets, while two beaches (WA 763 & 764) have formed as a result of harbour construction.
Beach Length: 0.07km
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