Between The Burrum River mouth and Point Vernon is 30 km of sandy shore interrupted by two creeks, resulting in three long beaches. The shore initially faces north-east, swinging around to face north by Point Vernon. At the same time, wave height decreases to less than 0.5 m and the... Read more
Between The Burrum River mouth and Point Vernon is 30 km of sandy shore interrupted by two creeks, resulting in three long beaches. The shore initially faces north-east, swinging around to face north by Point Vernon. At the same time, wave height decreases to less than 0.5 m and the surf zone bar widens to become 1 km wide sand flats.Dundowran beach (1519) faces due north and runs for 8 km between Oregan and Eli Creeks, with the latter fringed by mangroves and flowing out in the protected lee of Point Vernon. The two creeks maintain 1 km wide, ridged tidal shoals, with 1.5 km wide sand flats in between. The result is a steep, narrow, low energy high tide beach fronted by the extensive sand flats at low tide. A road runs right behind much of the beach, providing good access, but otherwise there are no facilities.
The main beaches offer relatively safe swimming at high tide, with sand flats at low tide. However be careful at the river and creek mouths, as there are strong tidal currents and deep water, particularly at Burrum Heads.
Low wave conditions usually prevail.
The river mouth and tidal shoals and channels are the most popular locations.
Three long, low energy and little-developed beaches, providing relatively safe high tide swimming, or a walk over the tidal flats at low tide.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: 1/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1519