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Scarness-Torquay

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1525
State/Region:
QLD Hervey Bay
Post Code:

Length:
6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
urangan  (2.1km) urangan (south)  (2.1km) pialba  (2.2km) gables point  (3.5km) point vernon  (4.3km)

Beach

Scarness and Torquay are at the centre of the thriving Hervey Bay urban area. Beside a growing resident population, the whole area fills with summer and holiday tourists, including increasing numbers of international tourists drawn to see the whales that can be seen over winter in Hervey Bay.Scarness-Torquay beach (1525) runs between Tooan Tooan Creek and Urangan (Fig. 4.97). It is a 6 km long, north facing beach backed by a shady foreshore reserve and The Esplanade, with caravan parks and numerous facilities in the reserve and the two towns. In addition there are boat ramps, the Maryborough and Hervey Bay sailing clubs and one small jetty spread along the beach. At the eastern end is an 870 m long jetty, built in 1917 to reach the deep water of the strait and once used to connect trains to the ships that moored at the end.The beach is protected from swell by Fraser Island and usually receives low wind waves less than 0.5 m high. The tide range is just over 2 m and the beach ranges from 50 m wide at high tide to 200 m to 300 m wide at low tide. The sand flats widen off Urangan where there are extensive tidal shoals, at the mouth of Tooan Tooan Creek at Pialba, and toward Point Vernon where they merge with rock flats. They also widen off Urangan as the massive tidal shoals (Fig. 4.98) of the Great Sandy Strait run north of Dayman Point.The beach is patrolled by the Hervey Bay District Surf Life Saving Club. The club was established in 1955 and today patrols the Torquay section of the beach, also known as Shelly Beach.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach, that is best at mid to high tide. Low tide presents wide, exposed or shallow sand flats. Beware of strong tidal currents over the Urangan sand flats.

Surfing

None usually. A cyclone is required to push waves down into the bay.

Fishing

A very popular fishing area, with most fishers heading out in boats to fish the strait, with beach and rock fishing best at high tide. There are a number of boat ramps available.

General

One of Queensland’s major holiday destinations offering a full range of facilities and accommodation, a usually quiet, safe beach and excellent fishing.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Unspecified Unspecified

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: 19/05/2009 14:12:21

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Hervey Bay SLSC Hervey Bay (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • High Tide Range High Tide Range
    • Submerged Objects Submerged Objects
    • Shallow Water Shallow Water
    • Strong Currents Strong Currents
    • Water pollution Water pollution

    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

    Mon, 25 Jul 09:00 am

    HERVEY BAY (3 km)


    Sunny.
    17.90 °C
    SSW/17 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    MonTueWedThuFriSat
    23° 11° 23° 10° 22° 11° 22° 10° 23° 12° 23° 12°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Sun, 24 Jul 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SW
      14 km/h
      0.4m
    • W
      8 km/h
      0.2m
    • SSW
      12 km/h
      0.3m
    • SSE
      7 km/h
      0.1m
    • SW
      15 km/h
      0.4m
    • SSW
      15 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      19 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      20 km/h
      0.6m

    Hervey Bay issued at Sun, 24 Jul 21:48

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then tending southerly in the middle of the day.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
    Weather:
    Sunny.

    UV INDEX

    5



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      06:42
      0.84m
    • high
      12:40
      3.14m
    • low
      18:31
      1.00m

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    Urangan issued at Mon, 25 Jul 10:13

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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