Well-developed elevated beaches. deltaic deposits, marine-boulder pavements and wave-washed bedrock surfaces are found from Cape Bernacchi north to Granite Harbour. The highest measured marine feature, an elevated beach at Dunlop Island, is 20 m (67 ft) above sea-level. The highest beaches at Marble Point and Cape Roberts, about 48 km (30 miles) apart, are about 20 m (66 ft) above sea-level. The marine limit between these two points is, therefore, essentially horizontal. The highest beach at Cape Bernacchi. approximately 4.8 km (3 miles) south of Marble Point, is about 12 m (40 ft) above sea-level, Well-developed elevated beaches disappear about 3.2 km (2 miles) south of Cape Bernacchi and are not found between this point and Koettlitz Glacier.
These beaches post-date the youngest glaciation recognized in the lower Wright Valley. A 14C analysis of an elephant seal buried in a 13 m (44 ft) beach at Marble Point indicates that this beach is 4450 ± 150 years old. As sea-level at this time was approximately 3 m (10 ft) lower than at present. the Marble Point area has risen isostatically about 16 m (54 ft) during the last 4450 ± 150 years.
Pitted beaches, beaches deposited on ice, a buried elephant seal and gravel ridges deposited by ice indicate that all of the beaches were formed in a climate like that now found in the area.