Emerald Beach (NSW 95) takes its name from the residential subdivision located in lee of the southern Dammerels Head. The beach is 800 m long and faces east-southeast, curving south between Diggers Point and Dammerels Head. Access is provided at the southern end where a park, picnic area and amenities back the beach, and from Diggers Point at the north end. This is a popular, patrolled beach lying just off the Pacific Highway. However swimmers still need to exercise caution. The beach receives some protection from Dammerels Head, however its east-southeast orientation, the two headlands and a reef toward the southern end result in four permanent rips against the headland and rocks, in addition to shifting beach rips. Therefore stay in the southern patrolled area in front of the park.
Binalong Bay beach (T 89) is 1.6 km long, faces northeast, with most winds blowing offshore and waves averaging about 1 m. The waves interact with the medium white sand to produce a moderately steep beach, usually fronted by a continuous narrow bar, with a few rips cutting across the bar during periods of higher waves. It is backed by a low vegetated foredune and the lagoon, with the usually blocked lagoon mouth backing the southern end of the beach (Fig. 4.17). There is vehicle access and a few houses located behind the northern end of the beach. In the south there is pedestrian access to the beach via a footbridge at the southern picnic area on the shore of Grants Lagoon, with a second picnic area on the rocks immediately east of the beach.
Twilight Beach (WA 156) lies 7 km and seven beaches west of Esperance. It commences immediately west of Blue Haven headland and trends west then southwest for 3.2 km. The beach grades from an exposed high energy rip-dominated system in the east where it is called initially Fourth, then Surfers (Fig 2.9a). As it curves to the southwest it becomes increasingly protected by its orientation and the rocks and islets off Twilight Cove. The Cove region is the site of the Esperance/Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club and offers the least hazardous swimming and surfing beach along this section of shore (Fig. 4.42). The club was founded in 1990 and patrols the beach on Sundays between December and March.Fourth and Surfers beaches are exposed to high waves, which together with scattered beachrock reefs, induce strong permanent rips (Fig. 2.9a). This section is more popular with surfers and fishers. The road to the Cove runs along the bluffs behind the beach with several car parks and access points down to the beach.The more protected Twilight Beach lies at the western end of the beach with two large car parks either side of the Surf Life Saving Club (Fig. 4.43). The beach faces southeast in the Cove and has rounded granite rocks forming the western headland, wave-washed granite islets just off the beach, as well as slabs on granite on the beach. The beach is composed of fine white sand, which combine with lower waves averaging 1 m, to produce a wide, flat beach and continuous shallow bar. Rips are usually absent in the western corner, but increase east of the Surf Life Saving Club as wave height picks up.