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Oak Beach

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Oak Beach is a straight, east facing, 1.6 km long beach running almost due south from White Cliffs. The Cook Highway clips the southern end, where there is a car park and access to the beach. The remainder of the beach is backed by farms, with a creek draining across... Read more

Oak Beach is a straight, east facing, 1.6 km long beach running almost due south from White Cliffs. The Cook Highway clips the southern end, where there is a car park and access to the beach. The remainder of the beach is backed by farms, with a creek draining across the centre of the beach and the rocks of White Cliffs protruding 100 m off the northern end. The beach is composed of a mixture of sand and cobbles, with steep, gravel cusps at high tide, fronted by a moderately steep beach and 50 m wide bar. Waves average 0.5 m and break across the bar at mid to low tide.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach for swimming when waves are low, however there can be rips and a drag along the beach when waves exceed 0.5m.

Surfing

Usually a low, sloppy break over the bar.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at either end, and the creek mouth, when open.

General

A highly visible beach from the highway, with good access at the southern end, but no facilities.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Oaks Beach (Lifeguards)

Mon
30/03
Tue
31/03
Wed
01/04
Thu
02/04
Fri
03/04
Sat
04/04
Sun
05/04

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
26°C
Water
28°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Saturday, 4 Apr 6:35

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.


Oak Beach, QLD 4877
Length: 1.6km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0702