Stirling Beach (WA 756) commences at the small mouth of the Capel River and trends to the north-northwest for 11 km to the smaller, usually blocked mouth of Five Mile Brook Drain. The beach is moderately crenulate for most of its length owing to outcrops of beachrock on and off the shore, together with some shore parallel beachrock reefs, which induce shoreline crenulations, as well as lowering waves at the shore. The net result is a low energy reflective beach with variable inshore topography depending on the proximity to the rock outcrops and reefs. The dunes that had started to increase in size at Peppermint Grove again decrease to a lower, narrow moderately stable foredune for most of the length, through increasing substantially in size for the northern 2 km, which is free of the beachrock. The beach is backed by a generally drained wetland a few hundred metres wide, which is farmed, then the low Pleistocene barrier. There is public access to the beach at Dalyellup Road off the Minninup Road, 2 km south of the drain, and 4 WD access along the drain.
Beach Length: 10.9km
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