Broke Inlet

Southern Forests

Description

Broke Inlet is the only large estuary in the South-West that has not been significantly altered, either by developments along its shores or within its catchment area.

Lying at the eastern end of the dEntrecasteaux National Park, it is a large, shallow estuary, linked to the ocean by a narrow seasonally open channel that passes through high ridges of windblown sand dunes.

Sandy beaches along its shores are interspersed with low, rocky headlands of gneiss. The gneissic basement projects above water level in many places to form numerous small islands.