Western River Cove is one of the nicer beaches on the entire island, and well worth the winding drive out to the coast. The 200 m wide, north facing cove is accessible by car, with a car park and picnic area located behind the beach. A foot bridge crosses the creek to the backing dunes and a track runs along the western rocks to the point. The cove contains two beaches. The main beach is a 160 m long, north facing sand beach, backed by dunes extending 150 m inland over the valley flats. The small river flows down the eastern side of the beach, while the beach itself is moderately steep, with a narrow continuous bar. Boats moor in the cove at times and use the beach to land their dinghies. On the eastern side of the cove is a 50 m long boulder beach, bordered and fronted by rock platforms and bedrock reefs.
Good fishing off the rocks around all three beaches.
Well worth visiting for a picnic, a swim or to fish.