Kellys (south) - Beach in Bargara Bundaberg QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Kellys (south)

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

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. South of the creek mouth is the southern section of Kellys Beach (1504); a 400 m long, high tide sandy beach fronted to varying degrees by sand and rocks and ending at the boulder-strewn southern headland. This beach is backed by a narrow reserve, then a street and houses. There is good access to the length of the beach, with an informal beach boat launching area toward the southern end.

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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Beach Patrols 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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
16°C
Water
21°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Groyne
Saturday, 21 Sep 4:55

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.


Bargara, QLD 4670
Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1504