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. The club was 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. 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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10/12

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11/12

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12/12

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13/12

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14/12

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15/12

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16/12

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13:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

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
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Groyne

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec 1:12 am

Day 29°    Night 20°
27.5°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
2.96m
4 am
0.65m
10 pm
2.31m
5 pm
0.93m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 12, Dec

Day 30°    Night 20°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
2.86m
4 am
0.75m
11 pm
2.23m
6 pm
0.99m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Tue 11, Dec to Tue 18, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 13th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 14th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 4:00 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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