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Yeppoon

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1363
State/Region:
QLD Yeppoon
Post Code:
4703
Length:
1.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
wave point  (0.5km) cooee bay  (0.9km) lammermoor  (2.1km) barwell creek  (2.7km) statue bay  (3.2km)

Beach

Yeppoon has traditionally been the main surfing beach for Rockhampton and inland mining towns like Mount Magnet. The Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1926, although a reel was placed on the beach as early as 1917. The railway line used to bring the holiday makers, however now they arrive on a four lane highway that makes it a fast 40 km drive out from Rockhampton.Today Yeppoon is a thriving residential and tourist area, offering all the facilities of a Queensland tourist centre. There are several good beaches in the area, with the main Yeppoon Beach, site of the surf lifesaving club, located at the end of the main shopping street (Fig. 4.78). The beach is 1.4 km long, extending from the low intertidal rocks at Spring Head almost due south to the mouth of Ross Creek, where there is a small breakwater. Unfortunately erosion has plagued the beach and today it is backed by a continuous seawall, behind which there are parking areas and a grassy reserve, with the main road paralleling the northern half of the beach. The surf club is located in the reserve toward the northern end of the beach and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club toward the southern end.The seawall is reached by the waves at high tide, resulting in little to no high tide beach and a low, flat, 200 m to 300 m wide low tide beach composed of fine sand (Fig. 4.79). The beach is partially protected from waves by the Keppel Island group, and waves average only 0.5 m.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach; just be careful at low tide when you have to walk a long way to reach the water, and near the southern Ross Creek entrance which has both deeper water and strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Usually only low, sloppy waves.

Fishing

Best in Ross Creek; the beach is usually too shallow.

General

A major tourist destination and a popular and very accessible beach, backed by all tourist facilities.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

    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: 07/05/2009 13:50:23

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

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

    Hazards

    • High Tide Range High Tide Range
    • Shallow Water Shallow Water
    • Submerged Objects Submerged Objects
    • Marine Stingers Marine Stingers

    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

    Tue, 31 May 11:00 pm

    YEPPOON (0 km)


    Showers increasing.
    22.60 °C
    E/30 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    23° 18° 23° 17° 23° 17° 25° 18° 25° 17° 25° 15°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Tue, 31 May 14:07

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SE
      17 km/h
      0.8m
    • SSE
      16 km/h
      0.6m
    • SSE
      17 km/h
      0.8m
    • ESE
      21 km/h
      1m
    • ESE
      17 km/h
    • ENE
      14 km/h
    • W
      9 km/h
    • W
      11 km/h

    Yeppoon issued at Tue, 31 May 02:18

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
    Swell:
    Southeasterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Capricorn.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 80% chance of showers from the late morning.

    UV INDEX

    5



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      05:32
      4.01m
    • low
      12:05
      0.62m
    • high
      18:17
      4.19m

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    Rosslyn Bay issued at Wed, 01 Jun 00:15

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    TODAY'S RADAR

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