Bargara - Beach in Bargara Bundaberg QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Bargara QLD

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; Nielsen Park to the north, small Bargara Beach in the centre, which is the home of the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club, and... Read more

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; Nielsen Park to the north, small Bargara Beach in the centre, which is the home of the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club, and Kellys Beach to the south, which consists of two parts and is also patrolled by the lifesavers. Bargara Beach (1502) is located immediately east of the town centre and is backed by a beachfront road, with good beach access and parking. The beach is crossed by three basalt groynes, designed to keep the sand in place and define the boat ramp area. The beach is approximately 300 m long and consists of two parts. There is a 100 m long, high tide sandy section fronted by rock flats north of the main groyne, and a more sandy, 200 m long section on the south side of the groyne, where the groyne-defined boat launching area is also located.

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

Nielsen 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.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Bargara, QLD 4670

Length:
0.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1502

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

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.

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