Weather Forecast
22.60°C
Current Temperature
19.00km/h
Wind speed
21.98°C
Water Temperature
0.61m
Swell
1.01m
Tide
9/11
UV
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.
Beach Length: 0.15km
General Hazard Rating: 3/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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Information

Formal parking area
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Groyne

Regulations

Hazards

Strong Currents
Submerged Objects
Slippery rocks

Weather

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.