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Sarina

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1141
State/Region:
QLD Mackay
Post Code:

Length:
1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
campwin  (0.4km) point salisbury  (1.1km) grasstree  (1.2km) beach 1138  (2.1km) sarina inlet (south)  (2.3km)

Beach

Sarina Beach (1141) lies between the rock flats and 35 m high Perpetua Point. The beach has a caravan park, two motels, a store and a number of holiday and residential houses, all contained in two streets backing the southern 500 m of the 1.3 km long beach. The beach faces due east and is bordered in the north by some low intertidal rocks that separate it from Campwin beach, while in the south are the rocks of 40 m high Perpetua Point. The Sarina Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1968, is located at the far southern end of the beach and is the first building you see when arriving at the beach. A reserve and beachfront caravan park are located north of the club house.The beach has a high tide range, up to 8 m, and receives waves averaging between 0.5 and 1 m. These have built a narrow high tide beach, fronted by a 200 to 300 m wide, flat low tide beach (Fig. 4.66). A small creek crosses the centre of the beach, with the low rocks at the northern end.

Swimming

A relatively safe, patrolled beach when waves are less than 0.5 m. Be careful when waves exceed 0.5 m as they can produce rips, particularly at low tide. Campwin beach is patrolled occasionally with roving IRB patrols from Sarina SLSC.

Surfing

Usually a low, sloppy beach break, best at mid to low tide.

Fishing

Best off the southern head, as the beach can only be fished at high tide.

General

A popular spot with locals and holiday-makers, with all the facilities required for a day trip or a longer stay.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Artificial shade Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • Bicycles Allowed Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Removing Shellfish No Removing Shellfish
  • Bombing Prohibited Bombing Prohibited
  • No Firearms No Firearms

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:00

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
3
Preventative Actions:
1283

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Sarina SLSC Sarina Beach (Lifeguards)

Hazards

  • Irukandji Irukandji
  • Bluebottles Bluebottles
  • Chironex Chironex
  • Crocodiles Crocodiles
  • Winds Winds
  • Slippery rocks Slippery rocks
  • Shallow Water Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach Long beach

Service Providers

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

WEATHER

Sun, 29 May 06:00 am

MACKAY AP (17 km)


Sunny.
15.00 °C
ENE/7 km/h
Wind

Weather information
SunMonTueWedThuFri
25° 13° 26° 16° 26° 18° 26° 19° 26° 18° 26° 19°

WATER

25

Issued at Sat, 28 May 14:06

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • S
    16 km/h
    0.4m
  • SE
    14 km/h
    0.4m
  • SSE
    14 km/h
    0.3m
  • ESE
    18 km/h
    0.6m
  • ESE
    20 km/h
    0.7m
  • ESE
    20 km/h
    1m
  • ESE
    19 km/h
    0.9m
  • SE
    19 km/h
    0.8m

Mackay issued at Sat, 28 May 21:37

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the morning.
Swell:
Below 0.5 metres.
Seas:
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather:
Sunny.

UV INDEX

6



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • high
    03:54
    5.28m
  • low
    10:47
    1.77m
  • high
    16:57
    4.65m
  • low
    22:57
    2.04m

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Hay Point issued at Sun, 29 May 06:37

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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