Burrum Point - Beach in Burrum Heads Fraser Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Burrum Point

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Woodgate is a small, but growing, coastal settlement located 30 km south of Bundaberg. The settlement has basic services and facilities and extends for 2 km along the centre of the 13 km long beach. The beach faces north-east and runs from the mouth of Theodolite Creek in the north... Read more

Woodgate is a small, but growing, coastal settlement located 30 km south of Bundaberg. The settlement has basic services and facilities and extends for 2 km along the centre of the 13 km long beach. The beach faces north-east and runs from the mouth of Theodolite Creek in the north to Burrum Point in the south.Burrum Point beach (1515) forms the northern boundary of the 1 km wide Burrum River mouth. It faces south-east and runs for 3.2 km from its junction with Woodgate Beach at Burrum Point to sandy North Shore Point, the northern head of the river mouth. The extensive river mouth shoals protect the beach, which is calm at low tide. However, the deep river channel and strong tidal currents parallel the beach. The beach is accessible from Woodgate via a road off the Walkers Point Road. The Melaleuca walking track parallels the southern half of the beach.

Swimming

Woodgate is a relatively safe beach with a wide, low gradient beach and surf zone and usually low waves. However when waves exceed 0.5 m, stronger currents, including rips, are generated. There are also strong tidal currents and deep channels at Theodolite Creek and particularly along Burrum Point Beach.

Surfing

Strong southerly winds or a large south swell are required to produce rideable waves at Woodgate.

Fishing

Best off the beach at high tide and in the adjacent creeks.

General

An attractive, tree-lined beach and quiet settlement with sufficient facilities for those who want to get well off the main road.

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Hazards

Irukandji
Irukandji
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

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Burrum Heads, QLD 4659
Length: 3.2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1515