Elliott Heads - Beach in Elliott Heads Bundaberg QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Elliott Heads QLD

Elliott Heads forms the northern boundary of the shifting mouth of the 1 km wide Elliott River. There is a small islet just off the mouth, while Coonarr sand spit forms the southern shore. The river mouth and settlement of the same name are located 15 km south-east of Bundaberg... Read more

Elliott Heads forms the northern boundary of the shifting mouth of the 1 km wide Elliott River. There is a small islet just off the mouth, while Coonarr sand spit forms the southern shore. The river mouth and settlement of the same name are located 15 km south-east of Bundaberg and contain a number of holiday houses, that surround a large foreshore reserve containing a beachfront caravan park and the Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1965. The reserve continues around into the river mouth, with a large kiosk overlooking the mouth. There are three small beaches at the heads: the main beach backed by the surf lifesaving club, a small beach south of the groyne, and a highly variable beach/sand spit just inside the river mouth (Fig. 4.92 & 4.93). Elliott Heads beach (1509) is 150 m long, with a rocky foreshore and rock groyne forming the northern boundary and a large rock groyne at the southern end. The groyne helps separate the beach from the extensive tidal shoals and currents of the river mouth. At high tide the beach is 50 m wide, however at low tide the combination of low waves and tidal currents has built sand flats that extend 200 to 300 m seaward.

Swimming

The main beach is a relatively safe beach close inshore at mid to high tide. However, be very careful at low tide and near the river mouth. Do not swim in the river as the river channel is deep and contains strong tidal currents, plus there are shifting holes and shoals out on the sand flats, even in front of the surf lifesaving club.

Surfing

Usually a low beach break, with the best surf over the river mouth shoals. Waves average 0.5 m, with occasional higher swell coming in around Fraser Island.

Fishing

A very popular spot owing to the deep river entrance. Most people fish from boats or from the river channel or groynes at high tide.

General

An interesting little beach equally popular with swimmers and fishers. It has a well-maintained foreshore reserve, together with the added safety of the surf lifesaving club.

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Elliott Heads SLSC

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Elliott Heads Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Elliott Heads, QLD 4670

Length:
0.15km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1509

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Groyne

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:47 am

Day 32°    Night 22°
23.6°C
Possible early shower

Water Temperature  29°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
2.75m
5 pm
2.37m
11 pm
0.89m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 32°    Night 21°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
2.89m
6 pm
2.52m
12 pm
0.97m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 23rd 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 24th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:10 pm
Sat 25th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm

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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