Lover Beach

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

At the southern end of Mission Beach, just past the boat ramp, rocks begin to litter the beach as 80 m high, densely vegetated, rocky slopes reach the coast. For 500 m these slopes separate Mission Beach from Lugger Bay. Along the base of the slopes are two small sand... Read more

At the southern end of Mission Beach, just past the boat ramp, rocks begin to litter the beach as 80 m high, densely vegetated, rocky slopes reach the coast. For 500 m these slopes separate Mission Beach from Lugger Bay. Along the base of the slopes are two small sand and rock beaches, known collectively as Lovers Beach. They are accessible from the Kennedy Track - a walking track that begins at the boat ramp and runs around the shore for 3.5 km to the Kennedy Bay picnic area. The main Lovers Beach (785) lies 200 m south of the boat ramp and is separated from South Mission Beach by 100 m of rocks and boulders. The beach itself is about 300 m long, faces east, receives waves usually less than 0.5 m high and consists of a high tide sand beach fronted by a sand and rock low tide beach. The second, smaller Lovers Beach (786) is another 300 m further on, beyond some more substantial rock platforms and rocks, and is just 100 m long, consisting of a similar high tide sand beach and low tide rocks.

Swimming

Care should be taken because of the rocks around these two beaches, especially at low tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Popular spots because of the rock platforms, particularly between the two beaches, and with relatively easy access.

General

Two beaches viewed by those walking the Kennedy Track; mainly used for sunbaking rather than swimming.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
23°C
Water
24°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Chironex
Chironex
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Friday, 17 Sep 8:43

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.


South Mission Beach, QLD 4852
Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld0785
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Beach nearing capacity
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