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Emu Park

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Beach Number:
qld1377
Includes Beaches:
Emu Park
State/Region:
QLD - Emu Park
Post Code:
4710
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Emu Park is a small holiday town that has long been a popular tourist destination. Traditionally holidaymakers have come from Rockhampton and surrounding country towns and even today this is still much the case, with the addition of travelling tourists and backpackers. The town is located in lee of low Emu Point, with attractive beaches either side. The two main surfing beaches immediately south of Emu Point were called Ladies and Mens Beaches. The small Ladies Beach still goes by that name, while Mens is better known today as Emu Park and is the site of the surf lifesaving club.

The main surfing beach is Emu Park beach (1377), located on the south side of the point. It is 1.2 km long and faces due east, with low Rocky Point forming the southern boundary and a rock outcrop on the centre of the beach. Although the northern half is called Mens Beach, south of the rocks is also known as Shellys Beach. A lifesaving reel was placed on the beach in 1917 and the Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1925. The modern club house is located at the northern end of the beach and is fronted by a seawall (Fig. 4.81). It is surrounded by an extensive grassy foreshore reserve and parking areas. The reserve runs the full length of the beach, with houses set well back from the shore.

The beach receives waves averaging 0.5 to 1 m, which break across a wide, low gradient beach. At high tide the beach is 50 m wide, extending to over 200 m wide at low tide. There are low, rocky points at either end, together with the low intertidal rocks in the centre of the beach.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach, best at mid to high tide. Be careful when waves exceed 0.5 m as rips may occur, at low tide and around the rocks.

Surfing

The surfing beach for Emu Park, offering a usually low beach break.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at each end. There is a boat ramp on the north side of Emu Point.

General

Emu Park and its beaches comprise an attractive, relatively quiet, regional Queensland coastal town. The place to head if you do not need all the trappings of Yeppoon, with the added attraction of a nice patrolled beach.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Lookout Lookout
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Artificial shade Artificial shade
  • Power supply
    Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Bike Riding No Bike Riding
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
  Mon 24/11 Tue 25/11 Wed 26/11 Thu 27/11 Fri 28/11 Sat 29/11 Sun 30/11
Emu Park SLSC
          13:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
1
First Aids:
2
Preventative Actions:
60

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

Hazards

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

Today 28° wind NE/20 km/h

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YEPPOON (16 km) issued at Wed 26 Nov 14:30 (EST)

WATER

26

Issued at Wed, November 26 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.

Swell:
Less than 1,5 metres.
Bowen to St Lawrence issued at (Local Time)

UV INDEX

12

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    5:01
    0.81m
  • High
    11:37
    4.33m
  • Low
    18:19
    0.93m
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Rosslyn Bay issued at Wed, November 26 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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