Coonarr - Beach in Coonarr Bundaberg QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Coonarr QLD

South of Elliott Heads is a 60 km long series of sandy beaches and large inlets sweeping down to the rocks of Point Vernon. Much of the coast is undeveloped, with only three small settlements at Woodgate, Burrum Heads and Toogoom. The first two beaches extend for 18 km south... Read more

South of Elliott Heads is a 60 km long series of sandy beaches and large inlets sweeping down to the rocks of Point Vernon. Much of the coast is undeveloped, with only three small settlements at Woodgate, Burrum Heads and Toogoom. The first two beaches extend for 18 km south of the heads.Coonarr beach (1512) is a 4.2 km long, east facing beach that begins amongst the tidal shoals of the Elliott River mouth, then runs straight down to the smaller mouth of Coonarr Creek. There is a gravel road out to the small beachfront settlement of Coonarr, located toward the southern end of the beach. The beach receives waves averaging over 0.5 m, which maintain a relatively steep and narrow high tide beach fronted by a continuous low tide bar, up to 100 m wide.

Swimming

Two relatively safe beaches, usually with low waves and free of rips.

Surfing

Only a low beach break right along the two beaches.

Fishing

Best at high tide off the steep beaches and in the bordering river and creeks.

General

Two long, little-developed beaches, with best access at Coonarr.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Coonarr, QLD 4670

Length:
4.2km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1512

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Hazards

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Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

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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