South Head

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South Head forms the southern entrance to the river and 1.5 km south of the head is a 100 m long pocket of sand and rocks, bordered by basalt boulders. There is road access to, and a small car park at the back of, the beach (1497). Read more

South Head forms the southern entrance to the river and 1.5 km south of the head is a 100 m long pocket of sand and rocks, bordered by basalt boulders. There is road access to, and a small car park at the back of, the beach (1497).

Swimming

These beaches are relatively safe on the bars and clear of the rocks, however if there is any surf care must be taken owing to the rocks and rip currents, usually against the northern boundary rocks.

Surfing

These beaches receive both low wind waves and occasional swell, with the best surf over suitable reefs toward high tide.

Fishing

The rocks and groyne at The Oaks are the best places to reach deep water.

General

Three small and very accessible beaches, providing sand access to the sea on an otherwise rocky coast.

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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
28°C
Water
26°C
UV Rating
13 / 11

Hazards

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

Strong Currents

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Saturday, 27 Nov 10:19

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.


Burnett Heads, QLD 4670
Length: 0.1km
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1497
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
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