Beach WA 1077 is a curving 300 m long west-facing beach that is tied to the northern calcarenite rocks of Cape Burney in the south and a cuspate foreland formed to the lee of a small reef to the north (Fig. 4.262). The river usually breaks out across this beach. When the river is closed a wide berm and overwash flats back the beach. Waves are reduced slightly by Cape Burney and the reef and average about 1 m and break across a low gradient fine sand beach to maintain a 50 m wide low tide terrace. The beach has a moderate hazard rating when closed, however when the river is open a deep channel and strong currents flow across the beach resulting in more dangerous conditions. Vehicles cross the back of the beach, when closed, to reach the 4 WD tracks on Cape Burney and proceed south to beach WA 1076.
Beach Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating:
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