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.Clark Point is the former northern point of the river mouth, now replaced by a training wall. A 900 m long beach (1496) has developed between the low, sandy point and the wall. It is bordered by the 1 km long wall to the south and the sands of Barubbra Island to the north. The beach is a narrow strip of steep sand backed by vegetated overwash flats and mangroves. It is fronted by a shoaling bay between the wall and point.
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.
Usually only low swell and seas, with variable breaks over the bars and shoals on the more exposed sections.
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.
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.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 2/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1496