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Seven Mile Beach
Patrolled beach
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View of Seven Mile Beach, looking south from Gerroa
Location Gerroa and Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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Beach length 12.5 km (7.8 mi)
Beach number NSW 400
Hazard rating 7/10 (highly hazardous)
Patrolled by Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life Saving Club
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Seven Mile Beach is a long beach with strong historical reference just south of Gerringong in the Shoalhaven area of New South Wales, Australia.

In 1933 Seven Mile Beach was used by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith as the runway for the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand. It also has a little river/lake.

The area contains a unique littoral rainforest with several rainforest plants at their southern most limit of distribution, as well as a beach/dune/wetland ecosystem and has been used for studying sand dunes and their vegetation. Surrounding the beach are spinifex, coast wattle, tea-tree, coast banksia, she-oaks, bangalay, saw banksia, southern mahogany and burrawangs.

Its bird population includes honeyeaters, currawongs, crimson rosellas, thornbills, kookaburras, ravens, grey fantails, eastern whipbirds and white-throated treecreepoers, and even white-breasted sea eagles.

Seven Mile Beach late afternoon
Seven Mile Beach at sunset
Sand on Seven Mile Beach NSW Australia
Sand and shells on Seven Mile Beach NSW Australia

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