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

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

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13:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Groyne

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 11:13 pm

Day 23°    Night 18°
16.5°C
Rain at times

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then turning south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres developing offshore by early evening. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Tide

9 am
2.92m
2 am
0.41m
9 pm
2.71m
3 pm
0.63m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 24°    Night 16°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.0 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain offshore, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

9 am
2.90m
3 am
0.45m
9 pm
2.60m
3 pm
0.71m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm
Sun 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm
Mon 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tue 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 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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