Sandridge Beach is surrounded by piers and port facilities. However, recent redevelopment of the surrounding area, including new beach amenities and landscaping, have produced a reasonably attractive beach. The beach is very accessible, with good parking. The Sandridge Life Saving Club, founded in 1927, now has a relatively new club house, that houses dressing rooms and a kiosk. A seawall backs the beach with a promenade running the length of the beach.
Construction of Webb Dock to the west has resulted in realignment of the beach. It has been built out at the western end, but eroded toward the east. Today the beach is 500 m long, and faces the south-south-east. It is a relatively protected location, however strong southerly winds generate enough wave activity to build a shallow, 50 m wide sand flat, which is cut by some channels. Surf currents are usually inactive, unless a strong southerly wind and resulting waves are present.
Buttons Beach (T 1116) is a 2.7 km long north-facing beach, bordered by the 1 km long training wall of the River Leven in the west and the low rocks of The Fish Pond in the east. The entire beach is backed by a wide recreation reserve containing numerous facilities including a large caravan park, ovals, campground and picnic areas. The Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club is located toward the centre of the beach (Fig. 4.245), just west of the small creek that drains across the beach and in front of the larger of the two reserve caravan parks. The beach consists of a narrow high tide beach, with a 150 m wide low gradient low tide terrace and extensive rock flats toward either end. The small Buttons Creek drains out across the centre of the beach.
Mon Repos is the longest beach on the Bundaberg coast and one of the least developed. There is road access to either end and the Mon Repos caravan park toward the southern end, but otherwise the beach is backed by a low foredune and farm land. The beach has become a summer tourist attraction, as between November and February up to several hundred turtles land on the beach to lay eggs. The National Parks and Wildlife Service have built a boardwalk and visitor centre to enable people to safely watch the turtles.The beach (1500) is 1.8 km long, faces north-east and is bordered by low basalt rocks, with an outcrop also toward the centre. There is a small tidal creek draining a backing tidal flat and lagoon across the southern end. Waves average just over 0.5 m and maintain a relatively steep, sandy high tide beach, with a continuous low tide bar, usually free of rips. Some past sand blows in the foredune have now been stabilised and most of the dune is now covered with casuarina trees.This beach is also famous as the site of the first trans-Pacific cable to New Caledonia, laid by the French government in 1890; and where aviator Bert Hinkler first flew his gliders in the then barer sand dunes.