Turtle Creek Beach
Turtle Creek is a steep, small creek that drains across Turtle Beach. The beach and its adjoining southern neighbour sit at the base of steep, vegetated slopes that rise 400 m to Arnold Knob 2 km to the south. The Cook Highway is cut into the slopes 60 m above... Read more
Turtle Creek is a steep, small creek that drains across Turtle Beach. The beach and its adjoining southern neighbour sit at the base of steep, vegetated slopes that rise 400 m to Arnold Knob 2 km to the south. The Cook Highway is cut into the slopes 60 m above the beaches, providing views of both beaches to passing motorists. There is limited highway parking and a steep descent to the southern beach, while Turtle Creek Beach is occupied by a private resort and is not accessible to the public, except by boat.Both beaches are relatively short, bordered by rocky shorelines, with two clumps of rock dividing Turtle Creek Beach. They have relatively steep, narrow, cusped high tide beaches fronted by narrow, continuous bars. Sand moving around from the southern beach can form an offshore bar off the southern end of the main beach. Waves average 0.5 m, breaking across the bar at low tide and surging up the beach face at high tide.
Turtle Creek Beach is popular with resort guests, while the public can scamper down to the southern beach for a swim.
Usually a low, narrow beach break.
Best off the beach or rocks at high tide.
Two pockets of sand, with the southern beach remaining little used, while the main beach houses a small resort.Read less
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High Tide Range
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.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0704