Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
Halliday Bay (1091) is a small, but growing, residential settlement and larger beachfront resort. It is accessible via a 4 km road off the Cape Hillsborough Road. The resort backs the northern half of this 500 m long, north-east facing beach, with a beachfront reserve running the length of the beach, a tidal pool located against the northern rocks (Fig. 3.7a) and a boat launching area in the southern corner, where there is also an amenities block. The beach receives waves averaging less than 0.5 m that maintain a moderately steep high tide beach, which grades into a 200 m wide, low gradient low tide beach. The beach is bordered by a 20 m high northern headland and 60 m high McBrides Point, that extends 500 m out from the southern end of the beach. Rocks fringe both ends of the beach, with a few mangroves growing on the southern rocks.
The Seaforth and Halliday Bay stinger enclosures are the safest location in the summer stinger season, otherwise the beaches are relatively safe with usually low waves. However, stay clear of the deep Plantation Creek channel and tidal currents.
Only low, spilling waves.
Best off the rocks or in Plantation Creek. There is a good all-tide boat ramp at Port Newry, at the back of Seaforth.
Two increasingly popular residential and holiday destinations, offering relatively safe beaches in a tropical setting.
- Formal parking area