Barubbra Island

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Croome Creek forms the southern end of Moore Park Beach. Between the creek and the large Burnett River mouth, 8 km to the east, is a low lying, dynamic section of shore that is variously eroding and building out in response to migration of a large sand spit called Barubbra... Read more

Croome Creek forms the southern end of Moore Park Beach. Between the creek and the large Burnett River mouth, 8 km to the east, is a low lying, dynamic section of shore that is variously eroding and building out in response to migration of a large sand spit called Barubbra Island; which in turn is influenced by floodwaters and sand delivered by the Burnett River.Barubbra Island beach (1495) represents a large store of sand on the north side of the river mouth, that is slowly moving north as a 2 to 3 km long sand spit. Once past Welcome Creek, it merges with Moore Park Beach to continue its northern journey. The masses of sand are also manifest as extensive tidal shoals that extend up to 1 km off the northern end of the spit. The island beach is composed of coarse river sand and is relatively steep, with no foredune but some backing beach ridges and mangroves. There is a shack settlement on the spit, but no vehicle access.

Swimming

These four beaches are difficult to access and little used, except by the shack owners on the island. While waves are usually low, there are numerous tidal shoals and channels, and strong tidal currents in the creek and channel mouths.

Surfing

Usually only low swell and seas, with variable breaks over the bars and shoals on the more exposed sections.

Fishing

This is a popular fishing area, with the two creeks and the large closed channel, as well as deep water off the high tide beaches.

General

A low lying, dynamic section of the Burnett River delta that is adjusting to the closure of the northern channel, as well as still being supplied by river sands.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
28°C
Water
26°C
UV Rating
13 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Saturday, 27 Nov 10:18

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Burnett Heads, QLD 4670
Length: 4.5km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1495
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