Tanby Point and Fishermans Beach are both 2km long beaches that face easterly and are bounded by rocky headlands, located in the same area.
Tanby Beach is backed by a 100m high ridge for most of its length and public access is restricted to the lower southern end of Haven Road. Towards the south, Tanby Point protrudes 500m to the north-east and is occupied by a private residence.
Waves and Tide The beach receives waves averaging about 0.5m that break across a moderately steep high tide beach, while at low tide there is a 100m wide, shallow continuous bar.
Swimming Fishermans Beach is by far the more accessible, popular and safer beach in the area, servicing the Emu Park township and the influx of holidaymakers.
Fishing Fishermans Beach is generally more focused on boat fishing however there are plenty of rocks and rock platforms to fish at high tide at Tanby Point.