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Sandy Creek Watch Post
Sandy Creek Watch Post

Sandy Creek Watch Post

Part of the ‘stop line’ against an invasion by sea, Sandy Creek Watch Post was one of many beach defence strong-points developed along the coastline north of Darwin. Built of concrete and steel, the remains of some of these watch posts can still be seen along Casuarina and Lee Point beaches, with the Sandy Creek example being the best preserved.

Map Location

UBD Gregory's Street Directory - Darwin

Map 8, D4

Casuarina Coastal Reserve, south of the carpark at the end of Lee Point Road

Troops firing from a trench dug at an observation post along Lee Point Beach.
Troops firing from a trench dug at an observation post along Lee Point Beach.