Scarness-torquay - Beach in Hervey Bay Fraser Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Scarness-torquay QLD

Scarness and Torquay are at the centre of the thriving Hervey Bay urban area. Beside a growing resident population, the whole area fills with summer and holiday tourists, including increasing numbers of international tourists drawn to see the whales that can be seen over winter in Hervey Bay.Scarness-Torquay beach... Read more

Scarness and Torquay are at the centre of the thriving Hervey Bay urban area. Beside a growing resident population, the whole area fills with summer and holiday tourists, including increasing numbers of international tourists drawn to see the whales that can be seen over winter in Hervey Bay.Scarness-Torquay beach (1525) runs between Tooan Tooan Creek and Urangan (Fig. 4.97). It is a 6 km long, north facing beach backed by a shady foreshore reserve and The Esplanade, with caravan parks and numerous facilities in the reserve and the two towns. In addition there are boat ramps, the Maryborough and Hervey Bay sailing clubs and one small jetty spread along the beach. At the eastern end is an 870 m long jetty, built in 1917 to reach the deep water of the strait and once used to connect trains to the ships that moored at the end.The beach is protected from swell by Fraser Island and usually receives low wind waves less than 0.5 m high. The tide range is just over 2 m and the beach ranges from 50 m wide at high tide to 200 m to 300 m wide at low tide. The sand flats widen off Urangan where there are extensive tidal shoals, at the mouth of Tooan Tooan Creek at Pialba, and toward Point Vernon where they merge with rock flats. They also widen off Urangan as the massive tidal shoals (Fig. 4.98) of the Great Sandy Strait run north of Dayman Point.The beach is patrolled by the Hervey Bay District Surf Life Saving Club. The club was established in 1955 and today patrols the Torquay section of the beach, also known as Shelly Beach.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach, that is best at mid to high tide. Low tide presents wide, exposed or shallow sand flats. Beware of strong tidal currents over the Urangan sand flats.

Surfing

None usually. A cyclone is required to push waves down into the bay.

Fishing

A very popular fishing area, with most fishers heading out in boats to fish the strait, with beach and rock fishing best at high tide. There are a number of boat ramps available.

General

One of Queensland’s major holiday destinations offering a full range of facilities and accommodation, a usually quiet, safe beach and excellent fishing.

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Information

About

Hervey Bay, QLD 4655

Length:
6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1525

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Unspecified

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:08 pm

Day 25°    Night 15°
15.9°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
3.05m
5 am
0.81m
11 pm
3.78m
5 pm
0.78m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 24°    Night 15°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

6 am
0.95m
12 pm
2.90m
6 pm
1.02m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm
Tue 30th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm
Wed 31st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm
Thu 1st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm

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.

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