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Agnes Water

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
qld1471
Includes Beaches:
Agnes Water
State/Region:
QLD - Seventeen Seventy
Post Code:
4677
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Agnes Water used to be a relatively remote beach located 70 km north of Bundaberg and 60 km off the Bruce Highway. Furthermore, most of the road was only sealed in the mid 1990's. It really only began opening up in the 1990's, many comparing it to Noosa Heads before the boom. The Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club, reflecting its 'newness', was established in 1989 at the southern end of the beach (Fig. 4.86) and was moved to its present location 2 km further up the beach in 1998. Today the small settlement boasts a small shopping area, new tavern and motel, together with a few caravan parks and a growing number of houses. The name comes from the schooner "Agnes" which, in 1873, disappeared in heavy weather after taking shelter in Pancake Creek.

The main beach is 5.5 km long, running from Round Hill in the north down to Agnes Water. The beach is relatively straight and faces east-north-east. It is famous amongst surfers as being the most northerly beach on the east coast to regularly receive Tasman Sea swell which, when it arrives, provides some excellent surf. Most of the beach is backed by a low dune and natural vegetation. At the southern Agnes Water end there is an extensive foreshore reserve, including a camping reserve.

The beach usually receives waves averaging about 1 m, which combine with the medium sand to build a moderately steep high tide beach (Fig. 2.9a), with a continuous bar exposed at low tide (Fig. 4.87). During and following higher swell, up to 30 rip channels are cut across the lower section of the bar and an outer bar forms along the central and northern sections of the beach. The rip channels will persist for some weeks during lower wave conditions.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach in the southern patrolled area. Care must be taken if the swell exceeds 1m as rips will be present, particularly at low tide and up the beach.

Surfing

It all depends on the swell. A top spot when it arrives, producing a right off the point, otherwise usually a low beach break.

Fishing

Good off the beach when rip holes are present, otherwise best off the rocks at each end.

General

An attractive beach, still relatively unspoiled; however the surrounding region is experiencing rapid development.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Parking Parking

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 21/04 Tue 22/04 Wed 23/04 Thu 24/04 Fri 25/04 Sat 26/04 Sun 27/04
Agnes Water SLSC
            09:00
- 17:00
Agnes Water Beach (Lifeguards)
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
09:00
- 17:00
 

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
23
First Aids:
161
Preventative Actions:
12154

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Agnes Water SLSC Agnes Water 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 25° wind SSE/19 km/h

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TOWN OF 1770 (3 km) issued at Fri 25 Apr 15:00 (EST)

WATER

26

Issued at Fri, April 25 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    0.8 m
  • ENE
    0.8 m
  • E
    0.7 m
  • E
    0.6 m
  • ENE
    0.6 m

Seventeen Seventy issued at Thu, April 24 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    6:07
    3.99m
  • Low
    12:31
    0.72m
  • High
    18:42
    3.92m
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Gladstone issued at Fri, April 25 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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