Seven Mile Beach is one of the wilder stretches of coastline in the south coast. It’s a wide and open beach that’s only partially protected at its very northern end by the jutting rock platforms of Black Head. It’s also a place where the mood is different every time you visit, from blue sky summer days with light breezes, to wind-blown stormy days.
I took this photograph at sunset in the spring of 2019 as the sun was setting on a warm day and a light off-shore breeze was blowing the tips off the rolling breakers. In the distance is the eastern flank of Mount Coolangatta, a sacred spiritual location for the original Australians as it signifies a literal stepping off-point to the heavens for the recently departed.