South of Kellys Beach, the coast trends roughly due south for 10 km to Elliott Heads, at the mouth of the Elliott River. Most of the shoreline consists of low basalt bluffs and boulders, with only four small pockets of sand.Barolin Rocks is a low, protruding, rocky point, 1 km... Read more
South of Kellys Beach, the coast trends roughly due south for 10 km to Elliott Heads, at the mouth of the Elliott River. Most of the shoreline consists of low basalt bluffs and boulders, with only four small pockets of sand.Barolin Rocks is a low, protruding, rocky point, 1 km south of which is a small, 50 m pocket sand beach (1508) in amongst a shoreline consisting of continuous basalt boulders. The nearest road ends just south of the point, with foot access to the beach along the low shoreline. The beach consists of a narrow high tide beach and an 80 m wide low tide bar that merges with the rocks both seaward and to the side. A small foredune backs the beach, beyond which is an older, partly active, low dune field extending up to 1 km inland.
All four beaches are only suitable for swimming toward high tide, with low tide generally revealing a rocky shoreline.
There are various reef breaks along this coast, which need to be checked out with the locals.
Good rock fishing the length of the coast, as well as in the small creek at Innes Park.
An essentially basalt boulder coast, with enough sand to provide some high tide beach access.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: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1508