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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. Eli Creek beach (1520) lies between the small Eli Creek mouth and Eli Point on Point Vernon. It is a low energy, north facing strip of crenulate high tide sand, fronted by scattered mangroves and up to 2 km of ridged tidal flats of the bay and the creek mouth. The beach is backed by sugar cane fields that are now giving way to residential development.
Beach Length: 0.6km
General Hazard Rating: 1/10

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


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