Blockhouse Bay

Day 291, Friday 8 June 2018

I visited Blockhouse Bay beach today. It’s a sandy beach with a play area, a barbecue, and a walk around the coast along the seawall. At low tide, when I visited, the water is a long way from the beach and the exposed area looks quite muddy.

Originally, this area was filled with mangroves. It was made a reserve in 1870, and the mangroves were cleared in 1922. The seawall was built in 1932 as a Great Depression work scheme, and extended in 1960. During the 1960s large quantities of sand were dumped on the mud to improve the beach. This was repeated in 2008. A sign on the walkway explains the history in greater detail.


Distance travelled: 19 km. Total distance so far: 37,830 km

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