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Nielson Park

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1501
State/Region:
QLD Bargara
Post Code:
4670
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
bargara  (0.7km) mon repos  (1.2km) kellys  (1.3km) kellys (south)  (1.7km) ricketts  (2km)

Beach

Bargara is part of the string of holiday settlements that fringe the Bundaberg coast from Burnett Head south to Elliott Heads. Bargara is fringed by four beaches; Nielson Park to the north which is the home of the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club, the small Bargara Beach in the centre and Kellys Beach to the south, which consists of two parts and is also patrolled by lifeguards during peak periods.Nielson Park beach (1501) is located 13 km from Bundaberg, on the north side of Bargara, and consists of the 500 m long beach fringed at either end by extensive basalt rock flats, which at low tide contain large tidal pools. A groyne has been built across the northern end of the beach to retain the sand over the underlying rocks, dividing the beach into two sections. Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club is situated behind the southern section of Nielson Park beach, which contains 250 m of sandy usable beach from the groyne to the basaltic rock flat at the southern corner of the beach. The beach is backed by a wide, palm-lined foreshore reserve, that also contains the large Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club, a picnic area and extensive parking. Across the road from the reserve is a large caravan park. The beach has been popular since the 1900's, with an unofficial lifesaving squad patrolling the beach as early as 1914. The Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club was officially formed here in 1921. Since then the lifesavers have averaged 22 rescues each year, saving well over 1000 people in all.The beach faces north-east and receives waves averaging 0.5 m, with occasional swell arriving from the east. The beach consists of a moderately steep, 50 m wide high tide beach, with a 100 m wide, low gradient bar exposed at low tide.

Swimming

Bargara Beach and Kellys Beach are relatively safe for swimming under normal conditions. However, care must be taken on all beaches near the rocks and especially if swimming in the tidal pools on a rising tide. Higher waves also induce rips against the groynes and rocks on all the beaches. The safest and best locations are at the two patrolled beaches, with best conditions at mid to high tide.

Surfing

Usually low beach breaks, with occasional swell waves.

Fishing

Best over the rock flats at high tide.

General

Nielson Park and Bargara have well laid-out and maintained beaches and reserves, ideally suited to daytrippers and visitors in the caravan park. Kellys Beach is more given over to residential and holiday homes, with a beachfront resort and a caravan park at the northern end.

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
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Skate park Skate park
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Artificial shade Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus
  • Groyne Groyne

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering No Littering
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • 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.

Last updated: 16/08/2012 08:37:53

 

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
Bundaberg SLSC
13:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
Nielsen Park 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: Bundaberg SLSC Nielsen 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

Sun, 02 Oct 08:00 am

BUNDABERG (11 km)


Sunny.
18.30 °C
SW/6 km/h
Wind

Weather information
SunMonTueWedThuFri
24° 17° 25° 20° 25° 18° 25° 16° 25° 17° 25° 18°

WATER

23

Issued at Sat, 01 Oct 14:21

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    9 km/h
    0.2m
  • E
    22 km/h
    0.7m
  • NNW
    22 km/h
    0.9m
  • NW
    22 km/h
    0.9m
  • SSW
    18 km/h
    0.7m
  • SSE
    12 km/h
    0.6m
  • SSW
    15 km/h
    0.6m
  • ENE
    14 km/h
    0.6m

Bargara issued at Sat, 01 Oct 17:47

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening.
Swell:
Below 0.5 metres.
Seas:
Below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather:
Sunny.

UV INDEX

11



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • low
    03:59
    0.50m
  • high
    09:09
    2.79m
  • low
    15:20
    0.63m
  • high
    21:17
    2.80m

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Bundaberg (Burnett Heads) issued at Sun, 02 Oct 09:17

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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