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.
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.
Strong southerly winds or a large south swell are required to produce rideable waves at Woodgate.
Best off the beach at high tide and in the adjacent creeks.
An attractive, tree-lined beach and quiet settlement with sufficient facilities for those who want to get well off the main road.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1515