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McGowan Island lies 15 km north of Kalumburu. It is a low small rock outcrop connected to the mainland by a 200 m long shallow reef. The reef connects to a low sandstone headland, with 250 m long beach K 1025 bordered by this headland in the south and a mangrove-fronted creek mouth to the north. The beach is backed by 100 m wide overwash flats, and fronted by a mixture of sand and rock flats.
Beach Length: 0.25km
General Hazard Rating: 2/10

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.





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