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Elliott Heads

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Beach Number:
qld1509
State/Region:
QLD Elliott Heads
Post Code:
4670
Length:
0.15km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
elliott heads groyne  (0.1km) elliott heads spit  (0.3km) coonarr  (2.2km) barolin rocks  (2.3km) innes park  (3km)

Beach

Elliott Heads forms the northern boundary of the shifting mouth of the 1 km wide Elliott River. There is a small islet just off the mouth, while Coonarr sand spit forms the southern shore. The river mouth and settlement of the same name are located 15 km south-east of Bundaberg and contain a number of holiday houses, that surround a large foreshore reserve containing a beachfront caravan park and the Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1965. The reserve continues around into the river mouth, with a large kiosk overlooking the mouth. There are three small beaches at the heads: the main beach backed by the surf lifesaving club, a small beach south of the groyne, and a highly variable beach/sand spit just inside the river mouth (Fig. 4.92 & 4.93). Elliott Heads beach (1509) is 150 m long, with a rocky foreshore and rock groyne forming the northern boundary and a large rock groyne at the southern end. The groyne helps separate the beach from the extensive tidal shoals and currents of the river mouth. At high tide the beach is 50 m wide, however at low tide the combination of low waves and tidal currents has built sand flats that extend 200 to 300 m seaward.

Swimming

The main beach is a relatively safe beach close inshore at mid to high tide. However, be very careful at low tide and near the river mouth. Do not swim in the river as the river channel is deep and contains strong tidal currents, plus there are shifting holes and shoals out on the sand flats, even in front of the surf lifesaving club.

Surfing

Usually a low beach break, with the best surf over the river mouth shoals. Waves average 0.5 m, with occasional higher swell coming in around Fraser Island.

Fishing

A very popular spot owing to the deep river entrance. Most people fish from boats or from the river channel or groynes at high tide.

General

An interesting little beach equally popular with swimmers and fishers. It has a well-maintained foreshore reserve, together with the added safety of the surf lifesaving club.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Groyne Groyne

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: 15/05/2009 14:19:59

     

    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
    Elliott Heads SLSC
    13:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    Elliott Heads 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: Elliott Heads SLSC Elliott Heads 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

    Sat, 01 Oct 01:30 am

    BUNDABERG (11 km)


    Sunny.
    13.20 °C
    WSW/4 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    26° 15° 26° 15° 26° 20° 26° 18° 27° 16° 27° 16°

    WATER

    23

    Issued at Fri, 30 Sep 14:22

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SW
      12 km/h
      0.2m
    • NW
      14 km/h
      0.4m
    • SSW
      8 km/h
      0.2m
    • SE
      19 km/h
      0.5m
    • NNW
      16 km/h
      0.6m
    • WSW
      19 km/h
      0.7m
    • SW
      17 km/h
      0.5m
    • SE
      14 km/h
      0.4m

    Elliott Heads issued at Fri, 30 Sep 17:59

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots late morning. Winds becoming northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots mid afternoon.
    Swell:
    East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Sunny.

    UV INDEX

    11



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      02:32
      0.48m
    • high
      08:39
      2.81m
    • low
      14:48
      0.56m
    • high
      20:48
      2.90m

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    Bundaberg (Burnett Heads) issued at Sat, 01 Oct 02:50

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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