Black Rock Beach is a relatively narrow beach lying below 20 m high, vegetated bluffs. Beach Road runs along the top of the bluffs and the Black Rock Life Saving Club, founded in 1913, sits on top of the bluffs, with a good view of the beach. A car park and a picnic area are located on the bluffs just south of the club house.
The main beach is 750 m long and is composed of medium to coarse sand, which produces a steep beach face and usually no bar. As a result, deep water lies immediately off the beach. The beach narrows to the south, where the bluffs were stabilised in the 1930s with the construction of a seawall and walkway. The eroding bluffs left sandstone reefs off the beach, on which higher waves break, particularly at low tide. The beach faces south-west and is exposed to seasonal shifts in the wave climate. Summer southerlies tend to move the sand up the beach, while winter westerlies shift it back to the south. To the north, reefs increase toward Black Rock Point, with a bluff separating the main beach from the smaller, reef dominated Point Beach.
Beach Length: 0.75km
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