New Illawarra beach faces revealed after week of heavy swell

Ben Langford
By Ben Langford
Updated May 29 2020 - 12:41pm, first published 8:20am
EXPOSED: The south end of McCauleys Beach has had most of the sand eroded away, revealing clay and rocks which lay beneath. Pictures: Anna Warr.

The monster swell which has brought Illawarra surfers - and spectators - so much joy over the past week has also made a lasting impact on the physical structure of the beaches.


Ben Langford

Ben Langford


Senior journalist writing on the environment. Opinion columnist, independent. My hero: the child who said the emperor 'isn't wearing anything at all'. We rely on you for news tips - so please, don't be shy.

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