Coonarr Creek - Beach in Coonarr Bundaberg QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Coonarr Creek

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

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.The small creek maintains a relatively dynamic mouth, which migrates over a 500 m long section of coast. Once established, the southern beach (1513) then continues for 13.7 km to the larger Theodolite Creek mouth. There is no development along this beach, with only 4WD access to the shore and a few fishing shacks. The beach consists of a steep high tide beach fronted by a continuous low tide bar, which merges with 1 km wide tidal shoals as it approaches Theodolite Creek. The beach is backed by a low foredune, then a 1 to 2 km wide series of Pleistocene dune ridges.

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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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
21°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Friday, 20 Sep 8:11

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Coonarr, QLD 4670
Length: 13.7km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1513