Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
Toowoon Bay (NSW 278) is a larger 700 m long version of its neighbour Blue Bay to which it is connected at the northern foreland. It is also semi-circular, faces east, and has rocky reefs forming the entrance to each side of the bay (Figs. 4.163 & 4.164). Waves are reduced by the reefs and the narrow entrance to average 1 m in the north, 0.5 m in the centre and even lower to the south end where the flags are usually located. The waves can produce a bar and one or two rips in the north and centre with a narrow, steep reflective beach to the south. Higher waves breaking over the northern reef and generate a large rip in the centre of the bay. Best access is from the southern end where there is a park, caravan park, boat ramp and the Toowoon Bay SLSC, formed in 1954.
These are three moderately sheltered beaches receiving usually low waves, with surf club monitoring all three.
When the waves exceed 2 m when the Blue Bay reefs start working, while in Toowoon Bay the northern and southern reefs providing rideable waves up to 2 m.
The bays attract bream and whiting, while the rocks are fished for luderick, blackfish and mulloway.
Rocky shore extends 500 m south of The Entrance to the mouth of a 700 m wide rocky embayment containing two curving beaches (NSW 277 & 278), with a third bay containing NSW 279.
- Formal parking area