Point Vernon is the largest rocky promontory on the coast between Noosa and Bundaberg, a distance of 170 km. Sandy beaches extend to the north, while to the south the last beaches end in the morass of the Great Sandy Strait, before the massive Fraser Island is encountered. The generally... Read more
Point Vernon is the largest rocky promontory on the coast between Noosa and Bundaberg, a distance of 170 km. Sandy beaches extend to the north, while to the south the last beaches end in the morass of the Great Sandy Strait, before the massive Fraser Island is encountered. The generally low, 5 km2 rocky point is surrounded by five low energy beaches.Pialba Beach (1524) begins where the point and rock flats end. It fronts the centre of Pialba township and is a 1 km long, east-south-east facing, sandy high tide beach fronted by sand flats up to 500 m wide. The beach ends at small Tooan Tooan creek that drains across the beach and flats. The main road backs the beach, along with a caravan park and foreshore reserve.
All five beaches usually receive low waves, less than 0.5 m, and are relatively safe apart from the dominance of rock flats on the point beaches. The best swimming is at high tide.
You can only fish the beach and rocks at high tide because of the tidal flats.
A string of low energy, rock and tidal flat dominated beaches, backed by a near-continuous foreshore reserve, with good access to all.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: qld1524