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Sarina

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED 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

Patrol Information
  Mon 26/09 Tue 27/09 Wed 28/09 Thu 29/09 Fri 30/09 Sat 01/10 Sun 02/10
Sarina SLSC
13:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
Sarina Beach (Lifeguards)
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
13:00

STATISTICS

July 2016 - June 2017

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

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

Fri, 30 Sep 04:00 am

MACKAY AP (17 km)


Early shower or two.
23.30 °C
NNW/17 km/h
Wind

Weather information
FriSatSunMonTueWed
29° 20° 27° 19° 29° 21° 29° 22° 28° 21° 28° 21°

WATER

25

Issued at Thu, 29 Sep 14:24

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    15 km/h
    0.2m
  • SSW
    12 km/h
    0.2m
  • SSW
    12 km/h
    0.4m
  • ESE
    14 km/h
    0.5m
  • SW
    9 km/h
    0.3m
  • SE
    15 km/h
    0.5m
  • NNW
    17 km/h
    0.6m
  • ESE
    10 km/h
    0.5m

Mackay issued at Fri, 30 Sep 02:35

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a south to southwesterly change 10 to 15 knots extending from the west during the morning and reaching up to 20 knots at times until late morning. Winds tending variable 10 knots in the afternoon before tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell:
Below 0.5 metres.
Seas:
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather:
70% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

UV INDEX

14



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • low
    04:30
    0.74m
  • high
    10:26
    5.64m
  • low
    16:40
    0.91m
  • high
    22:36
    5.88m

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Hay Point issued at Fri, 30 Sep 04:39

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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