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Karumba Point Beach

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Published July 1st 2019
Karumba is a small coastal town located in the Gulf of Carpentaria, west of Queensland. The town was built at the mouth of the Norman River downstream from Normanton. Being on the coast, Karumba is surrounded by beach areas, however many are inaccessible. Karumba Point Beach is one of the few publicly accessible beaches in this area and probably the most popular and most frequently visited by travellers and locals.

The beach itself begins inside the eastern side of Norman River and runs for about 1 km up to the point. After the point, you can see the beach area then turns to the northeast for about 2 km, then it gradually runs in behind dense mangroves that continue for another 9 km. Just like many beaches around the Gulf, Karumba Point Beach, it has a low wave, with jellyfish stingers in summer and crocodiles present all year round. This beach is not suitable for swimming and it has many seashells, such as top snails, periwinkles and many more.

Besides walking and collecting seashells, we could see some people also did some fishing on this beach by standing on the big rocks. We also found some flat round limestones being stacked around the beach, which makes for a unique beach ornament.

But Karumba Point Beach also has an amazing sunset. There are some benches around the top of the beach where you can sit and relax while enjoying the sunset over the gulf.

Just walk or drive down to The Esplanade of Karumba Point and you will see a long sandy beach. Plenty of parking around, even for long camper van.

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Where: The Esplanade Karumba Point
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