Little Reef Beach Beach is patrolled and has green covid status

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Little Reef Beach is named after the patch reef that lies immediately off the centre of the beach. The presence of the reef lowers waves in the centre and has caused the shoreline to protrude out to form a cuspate foreland. The beach is backed by the Cook Highway, with limited parking and access via a car park behind the centre of the beach. Steep slopes and rocky shorelines border the beach, while the centre is protected by the reef. The beach is moderately sloped and is up to 80 m wide at low tide.
Beach Length: 0.7km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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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.